Installing Active Directory Certificate Services


You want to configure and control certificates throughout your IT Infrastructure.

Server 2008 R2 has this functionality built-in, so you just need to add the Server Role.


  1. Open Server Manager and click Add Roles to start the Add Roles Wizard.
  2. Select Active Directory Certificate Services, click Next:
  3. Select the required Role Services, click Next:
  4. Choose Enterprise or Standalone, click Next:
  5. Choose Root or Subordinate CA, click Next:
  6. Select the Private Key settings:

  7. Confirm the DB and log locations:
  8. Click Next past the Web Server roles.
  9. Confirm your selections, then click Install:
  10. The results will be displayed once installation is complete: