decomissioning a certification Authority
Posted on 2012-09-13
I have a machine that was used as a certification authority. I wish to decommission at least the CA, but eventually the whole machine. When I open the CA, the service is stopped. when I attempt to start the service, I get an error that the certificate is revoked. (screen shot attached). I've looked at the CA for the domain, I don't see that. The certificate I put on there was not revoked (used on several other servers). I want to remove CA from that machine, so I can at least rename the machine (will make life easier for me in the long run), but I obviously want to do it the right way. my question is several parts: 1) how do I accomplish this? Can I just uninstall it? I don't want to screw up A/D obviously.