Checklist: Implementing a Certificate-based Isolation Policy Design
Updated: October 11, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012
This parent checklist includes cross-reference links to important concepts about using certificates as an authentication option in either a domain isolation or server isolation design.
Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist
The procedures in this section use the Group Policy MMC snap-in interfaces to configure the GPOs, but you can also use Windows PowerShell. For more information, see Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Administration with Windows PowerShell at http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831755.aspx.
Checklist: Implementing certificate-based authentication
Review important concepts and examples for certificate-based authentication to determine if this design meets your deployment goals and the needs of your organization.
Install the Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) role as an enterprise root issuing certification authority (CA). This step is required only if you have not already deployed a CA on your network.
Configure the certificate template for workstation authentication certificates.
Configure Group Policy to automatically deploy certificates based on your template to workstation computers.
On a test computer, refresh Group Policy and confirm that the certificate is installed.