Enterprise CA Root died
Posted on 2009-05-13
We have an small internal Domain with our root Enterprise Server. A month ago the Enterprise CA died without a backup. I have another Enterprise Subordinate CA that was associated with the root CA. To add to the problem, the Subordinate CA service is refusing to start and giving out the following error: "The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server was offline. 0x80090213 (-2146885613)." Obviously due to the Root CA not being online.
I have prepared a new server with the same name as the root CA.
What options do I have so I can get the Certifactes up and running and in the same time trusting all the certificates that were previously distributed?