Windows PowerShell script for Setting up a CA on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft MVP, Vadims Podans, has written and posted a Windows PowerShell script that can be used to setup a certification authority (CA). He posted his Windows PowerShell Script on the TechNet Script Repository as Setup Certification Authority with PowerShell posted at

Using VBScript to install CA on WS2008R2 server core

In my previous post I provided a script used for setup and installation of a CA using VBScript. The same script is capable of installing a CA on server core, where there is no UI available for installing. With the script and a few possible additional steps it’s pretty easy to install a CA on…


Automated CA installs using VB script on Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2 [UPDATED]

Starting with Windows Server 2008 the CA product team introduced a set of COM objects that can be used to control the installation of CAs. Using VBScript you can quickly automate the setup and installation of a CA.Below is a script that is being used by the product team in our testing of Certificate Services….


How to set up a CA with a CNG (ECC) certificate

One of the improvements of the Windows Server 2008 Certification authority is the support for Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) with Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC).   I have described the CNG capabilities in my Certificate Server Enhancements in Windows Server codename “Longhorn” whitepaper but after reviewing the paper recently I noticed that it does not exactly…