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Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)

Important

This is not a setup-guide for a production environment. This is mostly a guide for my self for testing/development.

Prerequisite

  • Windows Server 2012 (in this case Windows Server 2012 Standard)
  • Active Directory Domain Services – installed
  • DNS Server – installed

1. Add role – Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Open Server Manager
  • Dashboard ->  select Add roles and features
  • Before You Begin – click Next
  • Installation Typeselect Role-based or feature-based installation – click Next
  • Server SelectionSelect a server from the server pool – select your server – click Next
  • Server Roles – select Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Add Roles and Features Wizard – leave default – click Add Features
  • Server Roles – click Next
  • Features – leave default – click Next
  • AD CS – click Next
  • Role Services – select Certification Authority – click Next
  • Confirmation – if you want select Restart the destination server automatically if required – click Install (a restart was not required for me)
  • Results – click Close

2. Configure Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Server ManagerDashboard – you will se a yellow warning up to the right by the Notifications flag – click Configure Active Directory Certificate Services on the destination server
  • AD CS Configuration window opens
  • Credentials – leave the administrator account you are logged on to – click Next
  • Role Services – select Certification Authority – click Next
  • Setup Type – select Enterprise CA – click Next
  • CA Type – select Root CA – click Next
  • Private Key – select Create a new private key – click Next
  • Cryptography – leave default – click Next
  • CA Name – leave default – click Next
  • Validity Period – leave default – click Next
  • Certificate Database – leave default – click Next
  • Confirmation – click Configure
  • Results – click Close
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