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Delete a certificate template

Updated: January 21, 2005

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


To delete a certificate template

  1. Open Certificate Templates

  2. Right-click the template, and then click Delete.


  • When you delete a certificate template, certificates can no longer be issued based on it. If you are using Enterprise CAs, this will affect all CAs in the forest. Certificate templates cannot be recovered once they are deleted.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Certificate Templates, click Start, click Run, type certtmpl.msc, and then press Enter.

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