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How do I issue/deploy user and computer certificate to a client from Windows 2008 Certificate Authority?

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First of all. I am not a Microsoft-guy. I work with networks and communications.

I need to test certificate-authentication of 802.1x. For this reason I have a newly installed win2008 server (in lab environment) which is also a DC for my test-AD. I have installed the Certificate Authority-component in windows. I have also a Windows 7 client computer which I have joined my test-AD.

But how do I create and put a computer certificate to my client computer? And also a user-certificate? Is it tricky to do it automatic via GPO-policies? Or can I request a certificate manually from the computer?

Again, this doesnt need to scale. It is lab only. I dont need the most beautiful solution. I just need to put those certificates on the client computer.

Anyone?

/Kvistofta
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Easiest way is to browse to http://<name of of server>/certsrv and follow the instructions
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I didnt have IIS installed. And after adding the web server role the server responds but there is no /certsrv configured.

404 - File or directory not found.

How do I solve this?

/Kvistofta
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Best to uninstall Cert Services and reinstall, I would think.  If you want to keep your present configuration and any certificates already issued, then do a backup first from the Certification Authority admin tool and then restore afterwards.  If you need more help with this, please ask.
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Just looking at Server Manager, you might be able to get away with just adding the Role Services: "Certification Authority Web Enrollment" and "Certificate Enrollment Policy Web Service" if they're not already there.
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