OCSP error when verifying with Enterprise PKI MMC (PKIVEW)

If you see a red ‘X’ in the Enterprise PKI MMC when verifying the status of the OCSP Responder you need to look closer at details such as the AIA and CDP extensions that are defined on the Issuing CA and compare these with the AIA and CDP extensions that are present in the CA…

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Why can’t I see any certificate templates when creating a certificate request within the IIS 7.x MMC?

My colleague Jan had the following case recently:Customer verbatim: We’ve created a custom web server certificate template that we want to use to enroll certificates from for our web servers.  We’ve also removed the original Web Server template from the list of templates our CA is allowed to issue.However, when we now go to the IIS 7/7.5 MMC root,…

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The Legacy of the Past Tense

When working with Microsoft technologies you’ll inevitably come across references to Legacy API’s, Legacy OS’s, etc. Have you ever wondered what that means in technical terms? Well, in technical terms this is just a reference to indicate that a newer piece of whatever API component or OS we’re discussing is available. This introduces the scenario where one day…

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