Setup & configure a certificate authority on Windows Server 2008

So you host a bunch of internal SharePoint sites, Websites and other internal web applications. You want to secure them with SSL but you cannot afford a certificate from a third party certificate authority right now.  I am going to walk you through installing a new CA, request a certificate, approve a certificate and then install a certificate.

CA Install:


Go to start and click on “Server Manager”

Select ”Roles”


Click on “Add Roles”


Select “Certificate Services” and click next


I typically choose “Certification Authority” and “Certification Authority Web Enrollment” and click next

NOTE: I choose the web enrollment so I can request certificates and download them from the web browser.

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