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Installing Lync 2013 in Lab – Certificate Authority Setup

Lync 2013 Server – Installing Certificate Authority (CA) Server

In our last post, we learned “Setting up of a Domain Controller server and joining Systems/Computers to the domain“. In this post, we will learn how to install Certificate Authority role in Domain Controller Server.

Installing Certificate Authority Server:

To install CA or Certificate Authority on a domain controller, login to Domain Controller Server.

  1. Launch Server Manager window.
  2. Click on Add roles and features.
  3. Click on Next.uccollabing.com
  4. Radio Check “Role-based or feature-based installation” and click on Nextuccollabing.com
  5. Radio Check “Select a server from the server pool” and click on Nextuccollabing.com
  6. Check Box on “Active Directory Certificate Services” and click on “Add Features”uccollabing.com
  7. Click on Nextuccollabing.com
  8. Click on Nextuccollabing.com
  9. Click on Nextuccollabing.com
  10. Ensure that “Certificate Authority” is checked and click on Nextuccollabing.com
  11. Click on Installuccollabing.com
  12. Once the installation is completed, click on “Configure Active Directory Certificate Services on the destination server
  13. When AD CS Configuration window appears, click on Nextuccollabing.com
  14. Check Box “Certificate Authority” and click on Nextuccollabing.com
  15. Radio Check “Enterprise CA” and click on Nextuccollabing.com
  16. Radio Check “Root CA” and click on Nextuccollabing.com
  17. Radio Check “Create a new private key” and click on Next
  18. Cryptography for CA, leave defaults and click on Nextuccollabing.com
  19. Specify the name of the CA, leave defaults and click on Nextuccollabing.com
    1. Specify the validity period, leave default and click on Nextuccollabing.com
  20. Specify the database locations, leave default and click on Nextuccollabing.com
  21. Confirmation, click on Configureuccollabing.com
  22. If you see the results window reading as “Configuration Succeeded” that means that CA is configured successfully. Click on Close.
    That’s all, your CA server is ready now.

Hope this helps!

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