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How to create a CA on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2?

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I am wanting to create a Certificate Authority for my domain to sign VMware View servers.  Problem is, I have no idea how to get started.  I have read about using OpenSSL, but I don't know if Windows Server has the same functionality built in.  How do I go about setting this up?  Also, can I make my DC the CA (I am in a small environment, approximately 100 machines) or is that not recommended?
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If not on my DC, can it be just another server on my network, say a file server for instance?  It doesn't need to be dedicated, right?
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YES, you can install it on another server but Best Practice is to install it on a separate server.
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Ok excellent, thanks for the help!
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No problem. Glad I could help you.
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