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Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security by Brian Komar

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Upgrading the Schema

Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 forests must have their schemas upgraded to the Windows Server 2008 schema to support the new features in a Windows Server 2008 PKI. These features include:

  • Support for version 3 certificate templates. The Windows Server 2008 schema includes the definition of the version 3 certificate template object. Version 3 certificate templates allow implementation of Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) algorithms in issued certificates.

  • Addition of an online responder. Windows Server 2008 introduces an Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) responder service. This service allows up-to-date validation of subscriber certificates rather than using certificate revocation lists (CRLs).

  • Network ...

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