Posted on 2014-01-17
I will admin, certificate services is something I never fully understood in all the years of managing a windows environment and classes. I need some guidance. We have VMWare that uses VCenter. The VCenter needs 4 or 5 certificates installed. Rather than pay $1,000 for a public certificate authority, I think all I need is an internal Certificate server (none of these services are traversing the Internet, just in-house). I never setup a certificate server before. I just need a server to issue a certificate for my VMWare server. Do I install a CA?, standalone root? or do you have to do both? Also, when you install this do the users and computers automatically get incorporated into the server or do that have to be "activated". I don't want to have all these issues popping up right after I install the server. Thanks!