Request File Can’t be Located during CA Certificate Renewal

During my work with a customer renewing their Issuing CA’s certificate based on the steps documented in this article, I discovered that the Request file generated couldn’t be located in the default location of %systemDrive% . The Issuing CA didn’t log any errors in the Event Log, nor did it post any error messages. I…

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CA manager approval required for certificate re-enrollment

Hi there, this is Larry, Developer from US, and Fabian, PFE from Germany, writing about an uncommon scenario that might raise questions sometimes. When enrolling certificates to clients or users, you might want to have control regarding the initial enrollment of the certificate in order to decide, if the specific device or user really should…


Creating offline certificate requests through the user-interface on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 have a convenient user interface to create custom certificate requests. This is especially helpful since computer certificate enrollment through the web enrollment pages was discontinued from Windows Server 2008 and on. If you want to create a custom certificate request, perform the following steps: 1. Start the Certificates MMC…

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