The EASY way of CRL troubleshooting in Windows Vista

Easy CRL troubleshooting is just one click away in Windows Vista! Read on to learn how to enable crypto API2 (CAPI2) logging. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 you still have to use CAPIMON to find out what’s going wrong with CRL checking. Log on with local administrator permissions to the computer where the certificate verification…

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A file distribution point must follow the UNC syntax

Several whitepapers explain the three valid protocols (HTTP, LDAP or FILE) to retrieve a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) or the Authority Information Access (AIA). However, none of these whitepapers is specific about the syntax for the file protocol (file://). The simple answer is that a CRL or AIA file reference must follow the UNC syntax, for…

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