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Verifying The SSL Certificate Expiration with a tool

Verifying The SSL Certificate Expiration with a tool

First published on TECHNET on Feb 21, 2011 An active member of our community developed a very handy tool to verify - or let's actually say monitor - the validity of SSL server certificates. After downloading and extracting the the ... continue reading

SHA2 and Windows

First published on TECHNET on Sep 30, 2010 UPDATE (2/8): Based on some recent questions, additional information has been posted about SHA2 and Windows. Introduction We’ve recently received a couple of requests from customers around the functionality of SHA-256 when ... continue reading

Active Directory Certificate Services Monitoring Management Pack

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2010 A new version of the Certificate Services Monitoring Management Pack became available. Get more information from the Management Pack Catalog or the Microsoft Download Center ... continue reading

Microsoft Certificate Server virtualization policy

First published on TECHNET on Aug 09, 2010 If you are unsure regarding the Microsoft Certificate server virtualization policy, just see the Microsoft Virtual Server support policy knowledgebase article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897613 . It is worth to mention that a hardware ... continue reading
Powershell CRL Copy

Powershell CRL Copy

First published on TECHNET on May 12, 2010 This script writes a Certification Authority's Certificate Revocation List to HTTP based CRL Distribution Points via a UNC path. It checks to make sure that the copy was successful and that the ... continue reading

Whitepaper “HSPD-12 Logical Access Authentication and Active Directory Domains”

First published on TECHNET on Feb 10, 2010 This document explains the interdependencies between Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) related to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) smart card logon. Topics concerning the Federal ... continue reading

Clustered Certification Authority maintenance tasks

First published on TECHNET on Jan 10, 2010 The colleagues from the AskDS blog posted a quite valuable article about Clustered CA maintenance tasks ... continue reading

How Certificates Are Created

First published on TECHNET on Nov 09, 2009 The following text is a simple copy/paste from the TechNet article How Certificates Work (section How Certificates are Created ). Why am I posting this information to the blog? Quite simple: I ... continue reading
Deployment of the new Federal Common Policy CA Root Certificate

Deployment of the new Federal Common Policy CA Root Certificate

First published on TECHNET on Mar 13, 2011 Background On December 1, 2010 the Federal PKI Management Authority (FPKIMA), in compliance with NIST guidance , created a new SHA-256 Federal Common Policy root certification authority. Windows Update will include the ... continue reading

Extended Validation support for websites using internal certificates

First published on TECHNET on Aug 14, 2009 The Active Directory team has published a new blog post how to configure Extended Validation support for websites using internal certificates ... continue reading