Category Archives: Active Directory Certificate Services

Passing Microsoft Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

There is a good and free way to prepare for Microsoft exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016. In the past years, I conducted webinars that can serve as a primer on Active Directory in terms of forests, domains, trusts, security and on Group Policy. They are not and were never intended as the sole […]

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Windows Server 2016’s January 2018 Quality Update fixes several AD CS issues

Windows Server 2016’s January 2018’s Cumulative Quality Update, bringing the OS version to 14393.2034, offers several fixes for Certification Authorities (CAs) running Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).   About Windows Server 2016 Updates Microsoft issues two major updates each month for Windows Server 2016, as outlined in the Patching with Windows Server 2016 blogpost. […]

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KnowledgeBase: Install-ADCSCertificationAuthority fails without a network adapter present

An issue has been identified in situations where you would configure a Windows Server installation as an Offline Root Certification Authority (CA). The Install-ADCSCertificationAuthority Windows PowerShell Cmdlet would error out, while you could achieve the scenario without problems using the Graphical User Interface (GUI).    The situation In multi-tier Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) implementations, you […]

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KnowledgeBase: A hotfix is available that records more information in event ID 5125 for an OCSP response

Last month, Microsoft released a KnowledgeBase article for Active Directory Certificate Services running on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2012. Note: This KnowledgeBase article doesn’t apply to Windows Server 2012 R2, although the same issue exists as in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.   The situation […]

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KnowledgeBase: An update is available that improves management of weak certificate cryptographic algorithms in Windows

Last month, Microsoft has released KnowledgeBase article 2862966 An update is available that improves management of weak certificate cryptographic algorithms in Windows as a helping hand to administrators to indicate and/or eradicate the use of weak cryptographic algorithms in their networking environments.

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