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Public Key Infrastructure

Updated: March 16, 2008

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

This page lists resources for public key infrastructure (PKI) in Windows Server 2003. A PKI is a system of digital certificates, certification authorities (CAs), and other registration authorities that verify and authenticate the validity of each party involved in an electronic transaction.

Getting Started

Planning and Architecture



  • Advanced Certificate Enrollment and Management

    This white paper explains several remote deployment scenarios along with the step-by-step procedures to perform X.509 certificate enrollment to implement a secure infrastructure.

  • Key Archival and Management in Windows Server 2003

    This white paper covers best practices and procedures in a key recovery strategy as well as migration procedures for moving from a Microsoft Exchange Key Management Server (KMS) environment to a Windows Server 2003–based CA.

  • Windows Server 2003 PKI Operations Guide

    This guide provides information about configuring and operating a Windows-based CA, including various operational scenarios, custom configuration information, sample commands, and best practices.

Technical Reference


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