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Configure automatic certificate allocation from an enterprise CA

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To configure automatic certificate allocation from an enterprise CA

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, double-click Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click the domain name in which your CA lives, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Group Policy tab, click Default Domain Policy, and then click Edit.

  4. In the console tree, right-click Automatic Certificate Request Settings, point to New, and then click Automatic Certificate Request.

    Where?

    • Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Public Key Policies/Automatic Certificate Request Settings

  5. When the Automatic Certificate Request wizard appears, click Next.

  6. In Certificate templates, click Computer, and then click Next.

    Your enterprise root CA appears on the list.

  7. Click the CA, click Next, and then click Finish.

  8. To create a computer certificate for the CA computer, type the following at the command prompt:

    gpupdate /target:Computer

Notes

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.

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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