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Cannot find Virtual Directory /Certsrv after installing Windows 2008 Stand alone CA

Posted on 2010-09-12
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I am studying Exchange Server 2010, I created a certificate with all alternative subject name I need after I installed a Windows 2008 Stand Alone CA Authority. everything looks perfect except one thing: I cannot find a virtual directory called "Certsrv" in IIS7.

In Windows 2003, I used to use this virtual directory https://mycertificateserver/certsrv to download certificate chain file, and then import the file into all workstation's "Trusted Root Certificate store".

without that virtual directory, I don't know how to do it. Can any one help me out on this?

Thanks
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you need to install the web component of the CA

you can do it using
servermanagercmd -i ADCS-Web-Enrollment
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by:JerryJay
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many thanks to idea, I've tried the command, it completed successfully. but still don't see the Virtual directory - certsrv. I rebooted the machine, still no luck. any idea?

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>servermanagercmd -i ADCS-Web-Enrollment
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401.335.0: 0x80070002 (WIN32: 2)
401.431.0: 0x80070002 (WIN32: 2)
401.1255.0: 0x80070002 (WIN32: 2): C:\Windows\CAPolicy.inf
454.244.0: 0x80004005 (-2147467259): AES-GMAC

Start Installation...


[Installation] Succeeded: .
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] ASP.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Active Directory Certificate Services] Certification Authority Web Enrollment.
<100/100>

Success: Installation succeeded.
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by:Akhater
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it seems something is wrong with the server, if you have not used the CA yes i propose to

Remove the CA
Remove IIS
Install IIS
Install CA + web component
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by:JerryJay
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I already have my Exchange server 2010 deployed on this server, will remove IIS cause any problems? never done this before.
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no do not touch iis if you have exchange on it....

please remove the CA and install it on any other server

OWA is still working fine ?
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by:JerryJay
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yup, all other virtual directories are working fine with the ssl certificate. I will try remove the CA, see if it helps, and let you know. thanks
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It works after I removed Web-Enrollment from Server Manager, and reinstall it back. not sure what went wrong, but anyway it works now!! Thank you very much for pointing me out.
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that's what counts :)
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