How to renew Enterprise Root CA on server core 2008 R2

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
Our Enterprise Root CA is about to expire and I need to renew it. Because I put this on Server Core I'm guessing that explains why I can't do the nice and easy right click on the MMC snap-in from a remote system and I have to use CertUtil.exe.
I haven't found many posts on this using server core and I was hoping someone can help clarify the right command to enter to renew the CA cert for at least another 5 years and have everything keep working with no interuption to anyone (longer would be great but I'll take whatever I can get at this point with less than a week to go before it expires!)
Is the correct command:
certutil -renewcert -config myserver.mydomain.local\myrootCAname reusekeys
Do I need to enter anything else or will it automatically handle what needs to be done?
Thanks in advance for any help given.
Question by:Fester7572
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    Accepted Solution

    on the CA use:
    certutil -renewCert ReuseKeys

    Author Closing Comment

    Perfect thanks - worked a treat.

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