In this chapter, you received a brief overview of the Microsoft Certificate Services that are available for Windows 2000 servers. All the functionality covered in this chapter is also available for the previous versions of Microsoft's Certificate Server. In the preceding few pages, you learned the basics of setting up and running your own certificate server, including how to issue, deny, and revoke certificates.
Running a real Certificate Authority is quite a bit more involved than what was covered here. If you need to run your own CA and issue your own certificates, you'll need to spend quite a bit of time on the qualification criteria and set up the appropriate processes for guaranteeing that those criteria are met before each ...