This article describes how to create a PGP NetShare folder in the My Documents folder that is redirected to a network share.
You can use PGP NetShare to encrypt a folder within a user's My Documents folder which is redirected to a network share or drive to ensure data is secure. For PGP Desktop clients in a PGP Universal Server managed environment, administrators have the ability to create a PGP NetShare policy for a user policy to force the encryption of specific folders.
|Warning: Do not use PGP NetShare to encrypt the entire My Documents folder as your PGP keys are stored by default in the PGP folder within the My Documents folder and will prevent you accessing your keyrings.|
When creating a PGP NetShare policy for the user you must specify the path to the folder on the network drive e.g. \\server_name\share_name\%username%\My Documents\folder_name\
Folders are automatically encrypted to the key of the user; they are also encrypted to an ADK if the user has an associated ADK. Environment variables are supported within path names (for example, %USERPROFILE%) but must be fully qualified. If they are not fully qualified, the path is added to the list, but the folder is not protected.
If the location typed does not exist on the system, it is created if the entire path to the folder, but not the folder itself, already exists. For example, if you type "C:\Documents and Settings\%user name%\My Documents\secured" in this field, and "C:\Documents and Settings\%user name%\My Documents\" exists, "secured" is created and any files put into it are automatically encrypted.