Although certificate services are offered by a number of vendors, this chapter covers only the installation of Microsoft Certificate Services because it is the most commonly used CA for Microsoft products. In smaller scenarios, an Enterprise Root CA can be provisioned, although in many cases, those smaller organizations might still want to consider a standalone Root and a subordinate Enterprise CA. For the single Enterprise Root CA scenario, however, the following steps can be taken to provision the CA server:
1. Open Server Manager (click Start, All Programs, Administrative Tools, Server Manager).
2. In the Nodes pane, select Roles, and then click the Add Roles link in the tasks pane.
3. On the welcome page, click ...