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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services

Using Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), administrators configure public-key certificate services. AD CS security allows a private key to be combined with objects (such as users and computers), devices (such as routers), or services. The public-key infrastructure greatly increases data security.

In Windows Server 2008 R2, AD CS provides services for creating and managing public key certificates used in software security systems that employ public key technologies. Organizations can use AD CS to enhance security by binding the identity of a user, device, or service to a corresponding private key. AD CS also includes features that allow you to manage certificate enrollment and revocation ...

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