several Certificate Authority on the same windows 2003 server

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Yannick Béot, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    Is there a way to install several Certificate Authority on the same
    windows 2003 server ? something like 2 differents root CA, or a root CA
    and its subordinate ? something even tricky such as stored the two
    certificates and switch between one and the other...

    Thanks in advance

    Yannick
     
    Yannick Béot, Nov 3, 2004
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  2. microsoft.public.windows.server.security news group, Yannick Béot
    No.
     
    Paul Adare - MVP - Microsoft Virtual PC, Nov 3, 2004
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  3. Yannick Béot

    Glenn L Guest

    You could use VMWare, or Virtual Server.
    This way you could use one box and have multiple guest OSs running Windows
    server and certificate services.
     
    Glenn L, Nov 4, 2004
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  4. microsoft.public.windows.server.security news group, <"Glenn L"
    Which would put you into an unsupported state. Having an unsupportable
    PKI is not really a great idea.
     
    Paul Adare - MVP - Microsoft Virtual PC, Nov 4, 2004
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  5. Yannick Béot

    Glenn L Guest

    From the Q&A on the virutal server site

    Q.Does Virtual Server 2005 support non-Microsoft operating systems as
    guests?A.
    Although Virtual Server 2005 can run virtually all major x86-based server
    operating environments, Microsoft Product Support Services supports only the
    following guest operating systems using Virtual Server 2005:

    . Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

    . Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

    . Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

    . Windows Small Business Server 2003, Standard Edition

    . Windows Small Business Server 2003, Premium Edition

    . Windows 2000 Server

    . Windows 2000 Advanced Server

    . Windows NT Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6a



    I would think that PKI would be supported since W2K3 server is supported.

    Have you seen documentation that states PKI is unsupported on a VM?
    Please share
     
    Glenn L, Nov 6, 2004
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  6. microsoft.public.windows.server.security news group, Glenn L
    The majority of the work I do is PKI consulting, both with my own
    customers and through Microsoft Consulting Services. I also work quite
    closely with the Certificate Services product group at Microsoft. I can
    assure you that currently, Certificate Services in _not_ supported in a
    virtual environment, whether that be VMWare, Virtual PC or Virtual
    Server. It may well be supported at some point in the future, but it is
    not supported now.
     
    Paul Adare - MVP - Microsoft Virtual PC, Nov 6, 2004
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  7. euh
    I'm sorry but rigth now, i'm working with VMWare (4.5.2)
    I've installed several windows server 2003 enterprise and standard edition
    I've installed stand-alone CA, and enterprise CA (after AD), subordinate
    or not

    It's working well
     
    Yannick Béot, Nov 8, 2004
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  8. microsoft.public.windows.server.security news group, Yannick Béot
    I didn't say it wouldn't work, I said it isn't supported. There is a big
    difference.
     
    Paul Adare - MVP - Microsoft Virtual PC, Nov 8, 2004
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