Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Certificate Templates allow customization of certificates issued by Certificate Services, including both how certificates are issued and what they contain.
Although all issued certificates are based on a certificate template, certificate templates can only be issued by an enterprise certification authority running on Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003, Enterprise Edition, or Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003, Datacenter Edition.
For tips about using Certificate Templates, see Certificate Templates Best practices.
For help with specific tasks, see Certificate Templates How To....
For general background information, see Certificate Templates Concepts.
For problem-solving instructions, see Certificate Templates Troubleshooting.
This feature is not included on computers running the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Web Edition, operating system. For more information, see Overview of Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.