Implementing and Administering Certificate Templates

Applies To: Windows Server 2008


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Certificate templates can greatly simplify the task of administering a certification authority (CA) by allowing an administrator to identify, modify, and issue certificates that have been preconfigured for selected tasks.

This document includes concepts, procedures, and best practices for designing, administering, and implementing certificate templates by using enterprise CAs on computers running the Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, or Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition operating system. Also included are new features introduced in certificate templates in Windows Server 2008.