I found all computers and servers in my company has a certificate with name Microsoft Root Authority will be expire on December 30th,2020. I am trying to figure out if we need to renew it or not, but the cert name is generic and I couldn't find much clue from internet. Anyone comes across this?
The certificate is under Trusted Root Certification Authorities\Certificates, If I check, it was issued by Microsoft Root Authority, and issued to Microsoft Root Authority, valid from 1/9/1997 to 12/30/2020, it is intended for All issuance policies and All application policies. It doesn't matter which version of OS, every computer and server has that. I can't find the cert from root certificate authority server in my environment. So I would guess this could be a cert for legacy purpose and created from Microsoft but not too sure.
Below is what in issuer section:
CN = Microsoft Root Authority
OU = Microsoft Corporation
OU = Copyright (c) 1997 Microsoft Corp.
It would be great if anyone could tell me that this is for, and how to renew it if needed.