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Introducing Windows Server® 2008 by The Microsoft Windows Server Team, Mitch Tulloch

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Active Directory Certificate Services

Let’s move on and briefly describe improvements to Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) in Windows Server 2008. We’ll focus on the following key improvements:

  • Improvements to certificate Web enrollment support

  • Support for Network Device Enrollment Service to allow network devices such as routers to enroll for X.509 certificates

  • Support for the Online Certificate Status Protocol to easily manage and distribute certificate revocation status info

  • The inclusion of PKIView for monitoring the health of Certification Authorities (CAs)

There are other improvements as well for AD CS—such as new Group Policy settings—but we’ll pass over these for now because they’ll be well documented once Windows Server 2008 RTMs. ...

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