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How to Install Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016

How to Install Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016

In this blog post, I’ll show you How to Install Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services Role and Install an Enterprise Certificate Authority also known as Enterprise CA.

When configuring your CA role for the first time, you will be presented with a big choice. Do you want this CA server to be an enterprise CA or a standalone CA?
Let’s start with the enterprise CA. As the wizard will tell you, an enterprise CA server must be a member of your domain and these certificate servers typically stay online so that they can issue certificates to computers and users who need them.

When creating an enterprise CA, your templates and some certificate-specific information is able to store itself within Active Directory, which makes integration between certificates and the domain tighter and more
beneficial.

Installation Procedure for Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016

These days, Enterprise CA Is a standard role any environment needs because It helps us secure the Network by Issuing trusted certificates to Web Server, Applications, and Computer.

When we Install Enterprise CA, The CA allows Domain Joined Applications, Web Servers, etc to easily receive a trusted certificate from the CA that will not prompt Domain Joined Users and Computer for Security warnings.

To get started, Open Server Manager and Add the Active Directory Certificate Services Role

How to Install Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016
How to Install Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016

Click Next

How to Install Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016
How to Install Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016

Select the 4 Role Services blow

How to Install Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016
How to Install Enterprise CA on Windows Server 2016

Wait for post-deployment task to appear

Start the Configuration wizard and select the two tix boxes blow

Select Enterprise CA

Select Root CA

Select SHA256 also known as SHA2

Select validity period

Done

  • Shirishkumar Morkhade

    I followed the same steps, but when I try to obtain Web Server certificate it gives below error.

    The active directory containing Certificate Authority could not contacted.

    Any idea on this?




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