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Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security by Brian Komar

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Collecting AD DS Requirements

The last part of the design process is gathering AD DS requirements. These requirements include:

  • Naming conventions for CA computers accounts, process/service accounts, group accounts, and Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

  • Choosing which domain or domains will host the CA computer accounts.

  • Defining an organizational unit (OU) structure for CA computer accounts, PKI management groups, and process/service accounts.

Naming Conventions

An organization typically has naming conventions for Active Directory objects. These conventions can include:

  • Computer accounts. Many organization implement naming conventions that reflect server location, server role, and potentially room location information. This can be a dangerous naming convention ...

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