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How to Configure IPSEC in WINDOWS 2003 using CERTIFICATES?

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Windows Server 2003EncryptionInternet Protocol Security
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I have 2 Windows 2003 boxes: one in the internal domain and the other in our DMZ. They're separated by a Firewall. The server in the DMZ is NOT part of our internal domain.

Right now, The firewall is configured to allow ALL traffic between these 2 boxes , so the firewall is not the problem

What we want to do is:
Enable IPSEC between these 2 boxes using certificates...
I configured IPSEC without problem using pre-shared key just for test. It worked like a charm.

I changed the authentication method from Pre-Shared Key to "Certificates". It requested the trusted-root CA certificate, I gave it to them.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is NOT on-line CA in this environment. We imported into these boxes a Certificate from a off-line CA. Also, we tested selecting any CA listed in the Trusted-Root CA list.

The result is: I cannot ping the DMZ server from the internal and the same in the other way.... they shows "NEGOTIATING IP SECURITY" but never establish a connection...

What I'm missing here? how can I make it work using Certificates instead of Pre-Shared Key????

NOTE: The problem is not How to configure an IPSec policy or filter... we know how to do it.. The problem is using Certificates as authentication method... how to use it???
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