Managing certificate templates

Each issued certificate from the CA must use a certificate template. Certificate templates define how certificates can be requested and used, and what the purpose of the certificate will be. In Enterprise CA, all certificate templates that are configured are stored in the AD DS configuration partition. There are several versions of certificate templates that are related to the different versions of Windows Server operating systems. In Windows Server 2016, certificate templates version 4 and older are fully supported. Certificate templates are separated into two categories: for computers and for users. You can update certificate templates, copy templates, and supersede existing certificate templates.

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