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Copyright ............................................................................................................................... vi Contributing Authors .............................................................................................................. viii 1. Microsoft Windows Server 2008: An Overview .......................................................................... 1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1 Server Manager ................................................................................................................ 2 Using Server Manager to Implement Roles .................................................................... 2 Server Core ..................................................................................................................... 7 Using Server Core and Active Directory ....................................................................... 7 Uses for Server Core ............................................................................................... 11 Active Directory Certificate Services .................................................................................. 13 Configuring a Certificate Authority ............................................................................ 16 Request a Certificate from a Web Server ..................................................................... 21 Certificate Practice Statement .................................................................................... 22 Key Recovery ......................................................................................................... 23 Active Directory Domain Services ..................................................................................... 23 What Is New in the AD DS Installation? ..................................................................... 23 Summary ....................................................................................................................... 24 Solutions Fast Track ........................................................................................................ 24 Server Manager ...................................................................................................... 24 Server Core ............................................................................................................ 24 Active Directory Certificate Services .......................................................................... 25 Active Directory Domain Services ............................................................................. 25 Frequently Asked Questions .............................................................................................. 25 2. Microsoft Windows Server 2008: PKI-Related Additions ............................................................ 27 Introduction .................................................................................................................... 27 What Is PKI? ................................................................................................................. 28 The Function of the PKI .......................................................................................... 29 Components of PKI ................................................................................................. 30 How PKI Works ..................................................................................................... 31 Public Key Functionality .......................................................................................... 36 Digital Certificates .......................................................................................................... 38 User Certificates ..................................................................................................... 39 Machine Certificates ................................................................................................ 40 Application Certificates ............................................................................................ 40 Working with Certificate Services ...................................................................................... 40 Backing Up Certificate Services ................................................................................ 40 Restoring Certificate Services .................................................................................... 43 Assigning Roles ...................................................................................................... 46 Enrollments ............................................................................................................ 46 Revocation ............................................................................................................. 47 Working with Templates .................................................................................................. 49 General Properties ................................................................................................... 51 Request Handling .................................................................................................... 52 Cryptography .......................................................................................................... 53 Subject Name ......................................................................................................... 54 Issuance Requirements ............................................................................................. 55 Security ................................................................................................................. 58 Types of Templates ................................................................................................. 58 Creating a Custom Template ............................................................................................. 61 Securing Permissions ............................................................................................... 63 Versioning ............................................................................................................. 64 Key Recovery Agent ............................................................................................... 64 Summary ....................................................................................................................... 66 Solutions Fast Track ........................................................................................................ 66 i