Solved

Certificate Services in 2003...how do I get the certificates 'tied to a real, root certifying authority?

Posted on 2004-04-28
4
269 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
In lab I've been able to set up Certificate Services, and issue the certs to users.  I've been able to use them to sign email (their main purpose for me).....but I would really like to have the certificates fully trusted beyond my own domain.  I'd like the certificates to be tied to a real, root Certifying Authority such as a Verisign or GeoTrust, so that the certs are fully functional and can be fully trusted by those beyond my enterprise.

Am I nuts?  I can't find any documentation in the reams and reams I've read from Microsoft that tells me how to do this...which tells me it's probably incredibly simple.
0
Comment
Question by:strangefrogg
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:wrsinclair
ID: 10943775
You have to obtain your certificates from an authority in order for them to be trusted beyond your domain.  Or you have to pay Microsoft big bucks to be listed as an authority!
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
msice earned 35 total points
ID: 10943782
There is a wizzard to do this useing the Certificate Services basicly the same as with 2000.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/technologies/iis/maintain/featusability/c06iis.mspx#XSLTsection124121120120
Look under the "Submitting Certificate Requests to Third-Party Authorities" Section.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently, I had the need to build a standalone system to run a point-of-sale system. I’m running this on a low-voltage Atom processor, so I wanted a light-weight operating system, but still needed Windows. I chose to use Microsoft Windows Server 200…
I've always wanted to allow a user to have a printer no matter where they login. The steps below will show you how to achieve just that. In this Article I'll show how to deploy printers automatically with group policy and then using security fil…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question