How to tell if Certificate Authority is root, stand-alone or?

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Mr. L. Lambert, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Hi All

    I'm using Microsoft 2003 with Certificate Services (Authority). However, it
    was all installed when I arrived here.

    Is there any way in which I can tell if this is installed as an Enterprise
    Root, Stand-Along, subornate, etc??

    Thanks in advance!

    Mr. L. Lambert, Feb 8, 2007
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  2. You need to look at the Certification Authority console.

    1) To tell if it is a standalone or enterprise CA, look
    for the Certificate Templates container in the console
    tree. If it exists, the CA is an enterprise CA.

    2) Look at the actual CA certificate. If the Issuer and
    Subject are the same, the certificiate is a root
    certificate. If different, it is a subordinate CA. If
    you look at the Certification Path tab when viewing the
    CA certificate, you can also tell if it is a root
    certificate (only one in chain) or exactly where it
    exists in the CA hierarchy (graphically)

    Brian Komar [MVP], Feb 9, 2007
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