Server / Datacenter

TMT03 The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Advanced Certificate Services


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Greg Shields

MVP, vExpert

Author Evangelist


These days, AD CS is becoming as important a network service as AD DS. Applications from web servers to VPNs, System Center components to PowerShell all require (or strongly recommend) certificates as a secondary or primary mechanism of authentication. You just can't operate a modern Windows environment without the ability to generate your own certificates. The problem is building a production–worthy PKI isn't a matter taken lightly. They require planning, tiering, protection against data loss or failure, as well as ancillary services like CRLs, CDPs, online responders, and correctly–configured templates before ever generating your first certificates. Join Greg Shields for a 100 percent demo–filled exploration of building your own AD Certificate Services infrastructure. In three hours, you'll begin with nothing and end with a production–worthy solution that's ready for users, their computers, and all your network services.

You will learn:

  • The many components of a production–worthy AD CS infrastructure, and see them deployed from start to finish in this 100 percent demonstration session
  • The correct ways to configure a two–tier PKI using Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services
  • The step–by–step instructions you need to accomplish the same in your own environment