Upgrading Your PKI from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 Part III: Upgrading Standalone Certification Authorities (Offline Root CAs / Offline Policy CAs)

In this segment I am going to cover upgrading Standalone Certification Authorities. Standalone Certification Authorities are Certification Authorities (CAs) that do not use certificate templates for forming and validating certificate requests. Standalone CAs can be joined to an Active Directory Domain or can be joined to a workgroup. In this segment I am going to…

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Upgrading Your PKI from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 Part II: Upgrade Considerations

Today, I am going to talk about some things that you should consider before upgrading your existing PKI. The first question is “Are you happy with your existing PKI?” PKI is a niche technology. Many organizations setup a PKI with limited experience with this technology. As such many times an organization’s PKI is not configured…

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Upgrading Your PKI from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 Part I: Why Upgrade?

A lot of my customer site visits are for upgrading a customer’s PKI from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2.  I am going to cover the steps for upgrading a PKI in future postings in this series.  However, before getting into the upgrade process, it is important to know why you may in…

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