Adding Microsoft Certificate Authority Services in my lab

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In this post i will install Microsoft Certificate Authority Services on my domain controller in preparation for Objective 8.2

Here are the steps:

  • In server manager add the Active Directory Certificate tools
  • Choose the Certificate Authority and Certificate Authority Web Enrollment
  • Follow the wizard and click install (you can close the installation window)
  • Click on the yellow icon(Post Installation) and then click on configure Active Directory Certificate Authority
  • Make sure to use Administrator (or user with similar rights)
  • Select the Certificate Authority  and Certificate Authority Web Enrollment
  • Choose Enterprise CA (only available if you running AD)
  • Choose Root CA
  • Choose “Create new private key”
  • Choose the Default encryption
  • Verify Common names(no need to change anything)
  • Leave the default validity time
  • Leave the default Cert DB
  • Click on Configure
  • Once done access the the CA via the tools menu
  • Review the setup.

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