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ROOT CA To Be Generated From AD

Posted on 2011-03-08
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We require to generate a certificate in AD for the LDAPS. We will then need to import the generated cert into the cert store on a particular server.
As well will need to deploy certs to desktops and other servers. What issues can we expect?
I have viewed the following article, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772393%28WS.10%29.aspx. Do we just follow the "To set up an enterprise root CA" procedure?
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When deploying an enterprise root CA, the CA public certificate is published into AD and automatically deployed to domain members as a trusted root certificate.
You can duplicate templates and activate the autoenrollment to automatically deploy computer/servers certificates to your machines.
If Domain Controllers fails to get certificate, check if the Domain Controllers group is member of CERTSVC_DCOM_ACCESS.

Based on your domain hierarchy, you could encounter issue with enrollment. Take a closer look at :
- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281271/en-us
- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927066/en-us
- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961298
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Hi, checked all that you requested. Pretty straight forward to install the root CA. Note that all that is required is to enable SSL on AD. Will the installation of the root ca affect anything or?
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the installation of the CA won't affect anything. CA will bring new features and capabilities on your network but shouldn't break anything.
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Thanks for the quick reply. Will this enable SSL/LDAP automatically?
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Hi, i created a copy DC and installed CA without any issues. LDAPs is enabled. But now if i try to join the domain (test DC) from an test workstation i am unable to join the domain using NetBIOS? FQDN domain works 100% but NetBIOS name fails. will this influence the netbios authentication as well? Thinking of domain authentication being used in services like SQL services start-ups
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solution found. going to implement CA
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