How To Setup Certificate Authority In Windows 2016 Server?

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Hi, I want to setup a certificate authority in Windows 2016 server. I have the required membership, and I would like to know the steps on how to setup certificate authority?

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How To Setup Certificate Authority In Windows 2016 Server?

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Method 1

To setup certificate authority using the command line –

1 – Open Windows Powershell.

2 – Type “Add-WindowsFeature Adcs-Cert-Authority –IncludeManagementTools” and hit enter.

3 – Wait for the process to complete.

4 – Type “Install-AdcsCertificationAuthority -CAType EnterpriseRootCA” and hit enter.

5 – Wait for the process to be completed.

Method 2

1 – Go to Server Manager.

2 – Click on Manage.

3 – Select “Add Roles and Features.”

4 – Choose “Active Directory Certificate Services.”

5 – Go to “Role Services.”

6 – Check “Certification Authority” and “Certification authority web enrolment.”

7 – Click on Install.

For configuration –

1 – Go to the server manager.

2 – Click on the exclamation mark.

3 – Click “Configure Active Directory Certificate Services on the Destination Server.”

4 – Click on Next.

5 – Go to “Role Services.”

6 – Check “Certification Authority” and “Certification authority web enrolment.”

7 – Select Enterprise CA in Setup type.

8 – In CA type, select Root CA.

9 – Select “Create a new private key.”

10 – Match the settings with the picture above.

11 – Click on Next.

12 – Click on Next.

13 – Click next to the validity period page.

14 – Choose the location and click the configure button.

15 – In the confirmation page select, configure.

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