Installing Active Directory Certificate Services on windows 2008 R2
Posted on 2012-08-21
I would like to install Lync server 2010 on one of my server , as a prerequesite I need to have a certificate authority installed on my domain.
I currently have:
1 2003 server with SQL installed
1 2003 Server with DNS / AD / Exchange installed
1 2008 R2 Server with DNS /DHCP /AD
My question is regarding my domain , if I install the role "Active Directory Certificate Services" on my domain controller" on my windows 2008 AD is it gonna change anything to my users who are currently connected? and what about Exchange ,is it gonna stop working until a certificate is installed in it?
I am very unfamiliar with Certificate so I am not sure what is the impact after this role is installed.
Can someone clarify that?
this is what I understand about certificate, when a client or server are accessing each other if the certificate is not the same on both sides then they won't communicate.