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EnableEncryption

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

EnableEncryption specifies whether the Microsoft ReadyBoost™ cache uses encryption.

Enabling encryption can improve system security, especially on a shared computer.

Disabling encryption can improve system performance and decrease battery consumption.

This setting affects only internal (non-removable) devices. External devices are automatically configured with encryption to prevent data theft from a lost or stolen device.

Note
Administrators can use Group Policy to ensure ReadyBoost devices are encrypted. For more information, see the MSDN topic: Group Policy.

Values

true

Specifies that the ReadyBoost cache uses encryption.

This is the default value.

false

Specifies that the ReadyBoost cache does not use encryption.

Parent Hierarchy

microsoft-windows-systemmaintenanceservice- | CacheList | Cache | EnableEncryption

Valid Configuration Passes

specialize

Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see microsoft-windows-systemmaintenanceservice-.

XML Example

The following XML output example shows a configuration of two ReadyBoost devices. On this sample system, the first device does not use encryption, while the second device uses encryption.

<CacheList>
  <Cache>
    <CacheID>ReadyBoostCache1</CacheID>
    <DiskID>1</DiskID>
    <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
    <CacheSizeMB>1024</CacheSizeMB>
    <EnableCompression>false</EnableCompression>
    <EnableEncryption>false</EnableEncryption>
  </Cache>
  <Cache>
    <CacheID>ReadyBoostCache2</CacheID>
    <DiskID>2</DiskID>
    <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
    <EnableCompression>true</EnableCompression>
    <EnableEncryption>true</EnableEncryption>
  </Cache>
</CacheList>

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