Certificate Authority, No Certificate Template folder

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I need to deploy a certificate from a custom template but within the Certificate Authority snap In I have no Certificate Template folder (missing) I have a guide which states I need to right click on this folder to proceed but my CA doesnt have this folder.

What am I doing wrong?
Question by:moneyfacts
    LVL 21

    Accepted Solution


    I think you ahve setup a standalone certificate Authority

    Stand Alone CA
    * No Certificate templates available (specific requests are required)
    * No autoenrollment available (approval needed)
    * Supported by AD environments and non-AD environments
    * Most of the times used for root and policy CAs that are offline)

    Enterprise CA
    * Certificate templates available
    * Autoenrollment is possible
    * Supported by AD environments
    * Most of the times used for issuing certs to end-entities

    Faraz H. Khan
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    There could be an issue with the snap-in.

    Instead of running MMC and then adding the Certification Authority snapin, just try run certsrv.msc

    Alternatly you could run the snapin from a different server, then point it to your CA
    Run certsrv.msc Right Click on Certification Authority and select re-target Certification Authority

    Dont forget that if you want to use customised certificate templates you MUST be running the Enterprise Edition of Server, not Standard.

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