Understanding and Managing the Certificate Stores Used for Smart Card Logon

Don Baker, a Senior PFE with our US Public Sector team, jotted down a cheat sheet that’ll be useful when configuring and troubleshooting Smart Card logons. Okay, so the “cheat sheet” turned out to be more of a “cheat blanket” (or “cheat roll-of-blankets”), and the information is extensive! One of the things I find challenging…


Setting up Web Server SSL Certificates to Renew Automatically

Amer Kamal offers a solution to a long-standing request for auto-renewing IIS web server certificates, over on the Windows PKI (ADCS) blog! The problem: Working 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…


PKI Deployment: Step-by-Step Guides

A Very Happy New Year 2013 from the Microsoft Premier Field Engineering team! Back to work now! Nilesh Patel, our PFE in the US East region, has created some very detailed guides on deploying PKI solutions: In the first article, he walks us through the steps to create a single tier PKI deployment using Active…