Generating a Root Certificate

Installing Certificate Services on a Windows 2000 server is a simple matter of selecting to install it from the Configure Your Server utility. Prior to installing Certificate Services, you need decide whether your server will be running as an Active Directory server. Active Directory has to be installed prior to Certificate Services if you are going to be running both on the same machine. If you have installed Active Directory on the server, you have the option of configuring Certificate Services as an Enterprise Certificate Authority. If Active Directory is not running on the server, your Certificate Services are limited to running as a standalone CA.

After you have the Certificate Services installed, you'll be ...

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