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Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security by Brian Komar

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Chapter 26. Deploying Certificates to Domain Controllers

One of the most common types of certificates deployed in a Microsoft Windows networking environment is domain controller (also referred to a Kerberos Distribution Center or KDC) certificates. The KDC certificates are used by domain controllers for:

  • Authenticating the domain controllers when a user logs on to the network with a smart card.

  • Securing queries by Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) clients when a user queries Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) using an LDAP Secure Sockets Layer (LDAPS)–protected connection.

  • Securing Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) replication traffic between AD DS sites.

Changes in Domain Controller Certificates

Windows Server 2008 includes four ...

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