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Renew a root certification authority

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To renew a root certification authority

  1. Log on to the system as a Certification Authority Administrator.

  2. Open Certification Authority.

  3. In the console tree, click the name of the certification authority (CA).

    Where?

    • Certification Authority (Computer)/CA name

  4. On the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and click Renew CA Certificate.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • If you want to generate a new public and private key pair for the certification authority's certificate, click Yes.

    • If you want to reuse the current public and private key pair for the certification authority's certificate, click No.

Note

  • To open Certification Authority, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Certification Authority.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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