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Certificate Authority, No Certificate Template folder


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?
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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
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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