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Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security by Brian Komar

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Chapter 6: Implementing a CA Hierarchy

The questions for this case study are divided into sections related to configuration of the Fabrikam Corporate Root CA, the Fabrikam Corporate Policy CA, and the Fabrikam Corporate Issuing CA.

Fabrikam Corporate Root CA

Answer the following questions relating to configuration of the Fabrikam Corporate Root CA based on the information provided in the design requirements:

Q:

How do you define the key length of 2,048 bits for the root CA during installation of the root CA?

A:

The key length must be entered when you add the Certificate Services role in Server Manager.

Q:

How do you ensure that the key length will remain 2,048 bits when the root CA’s certificate is renewed?

A:

In the CAPolicy.inf file, in the [certsrv_server] ...

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