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Constraints: what they are and how they’re used

Constraints: what they are and how they’re used

First published on TECHNET on Mar 05, 2014Hey everyone this is Wes Hammond from Premier Field Engineering and I wanted to share with you some info that I have gathered about setting up constraints. What are Constraints? Constraints are used ... continue reading

Request File Can’t be Located during CA Certificate Renewal

First published on TECHNET on May 29, 2012 During my work with a customer renewing their Issuing CA’s certificate based on the steps documented in this article , I discovered that the Request file generated couldn’t be located in the ... continue reading

Design Considerations before Building a Two Tier PKI Infrastructure

First published on TECHNET on Jun 19, 2010 Environmental Dependencies: 1- Determine if the Active Directory Forest has Windows 2000 Domain Controllers. This is important because of modifications to the CertPublishers group scope, and permissions related to the AdminSDHolder role ... continue reading

Disaster Recovery Procedures for Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS)

First published on TECHNET on Apr 20, 2010 Introduction: When designing a public key infrastructure (PKI) for your organization, you must develop an effective disaster recovery plan to ensure that, in the event of failure of the computer hosting Certificate ... continue reading
Quick Check on ADCS Health Using Enterprise PKI Tool (PKIVIEW)

Quick Check on ADCS Health Using Enterprise PKI Tool (PKIVIEW)

First published on TECHNET on Feb 28, 2011 PKIVIEW was first introduced in Windows Server 2003 Resource kit. The tool is installed by default when you install the Windows 2008 Active Directory Certificate Services Role, and had been re-branded as ... continue reading
Windows Server 2012 R2/IIS8.5 - Automatic Rebind of Renewed Certificates

Windows Server 2012 R2/IIS8.5 – Automatic Rebind of Renewed Certificates

First published on TECHNET on Apr 28, 2014 Hello All, This is Wes Hammond with Premier Field Engineering back with follow up to a previous blog about automatic renewal of web site certificates. The original blog can be found in ... continue reading
Constraints: what they are and how they’re used

Constraints: what they are and how they’re used

First published on TECHNET on Mar 05, 2014Hey everyone this is Wes Hammond from Premier Field Engineering and I wanted to share with you some info that I have gathered about setting up constraints.What are Constraints?Constraints are used to restrict ... continue reading

Upgrade Certification Authority to SHA256

First published on TECHNET on Sep 19, 2013A common question in the field is about upgrading a certification authority running on Windows Server 2003 to use Crypto Next Generation (CNG) to support SHA256. CNG was introduced in Windows Server 2008 ... continue reading
Renew Web Server (SSL) Certificates Automatically

Renew Web Server (SSL) Certificates Automatically

First published on TECHNET on Aug 27, 2013Working with Internet Information Services (IIS) certificates can be a bit challenging especially during renewal time. Most organizations do not track Web SSL certificates which in turn might expire and cause an unplanned ... continue reading