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EFS recovery policy processing

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy

Description

Determines when encryption policies are updated.

This policy affects all policies that use the encryption component of Group Policy, such as policies related to encryption in Windows Settings\Security Settings. It overrides customized settings that the program implementing the encryption policy set when it was installed.

If you enable this policy, you can use the check boxes provided to change the options.

  • Allow processing across a slow network connection updates the policies even when the update is being transmitted across a slow network connection, such as a telephone line. Updates across slow connections can cause significant delays.

  • Do not apply during periodic background processing prevents the system from updating affected policies in the background while the computer is in use. Background updates can disrupt the user, cause a program to stop or operate abnormally, and, in rare cases, damage data.

  • Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed updates and reapplies the policies even if the policies have not changed. Many policy implementations specify that they are updated only when changed. However, you might want to update unchanged policies, such as reapplying a desired setting in case a user has changed it.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, the policy has no effect on the system.

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