How to Install Certificate Services (AD CS) in Server 2019

In this Article, we will see how to install and configure Certificate Services in Server 2019..

Click on Add Roles and Features

Click on Next

Select Role-based or feature-based installation and Click on Next

Select Server to install and Click on Next

Select Active Directory Certificate Services and Click on Next

Select include management tools(if applicable) and click add Features

Post selecting the features included, Click on Next

As we have already selected required features for the Certificate Services and Click on Next

Click on Next

As we are focusing installing the CA, Select Certificate Authority and click on Next

Click on Next

Click on Configure Active Directory Certificate Services on the destination server

Select the Administrator Account and click on Next

Select Certification Authority and click on Next

Since it is Root CA Configuration, Select Enterprise CA and Click on Next

Select Create a new Private key and click on Next

Select cryptographic Provider, Hash Algorithm and Key Length depends on the requirement and click on Next

Note: SHA1 hash algorithm and Key length 2014 has been ruled out. Hence select the versions higher than this types.

Select Common name for this CA and click on Next

Select the Validation and click on Next

Note: Since it is root ca, it is always good to select validity period higher than 5 years.

Click on Next

Click on Configure

Certificate Authority has been sucessfully configured. Click on Close

Now, Let us validate the Certificate Authority installation.

On Server Manager, Tools –> Click on Certificate Authority

Can see Certificate Authority is shows running and ready to use the Certificate templates to use.

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