Install-AdcsEnrollmentWebService

Performs the initial configuration of the Certificate Enrollment Web service.

Syntax

Install-AdcsEnrollmentWebService
       [-AllowKeyBasedRenewal]
       [-ApplicationPoolIdentity]
       [-AuthenticationType <AuthenticationType>]
       [-CAConfig <String>]
       [-Confirm]
       [-Credential <PSCredential>]
       [-Force]
       [-RenewalOnly]
       [-SSLCertThumbprint <String>]
       [-WhatIf]
       [<CommonParameters>]
Install-AdcsEnrollmentWebService
       [-AllowKeyBasedRenewal]
       [-AuthenticationType <AuthenticationType>]
       [-CAConfig <String>]
       [-Confirm]
       [-Credential <PSCredential>]
       [-Force]
       [-RenewalOnly]
       [-SSLCertThumbprint <String>]
       -ServiceAccountName <String>
       -ServiceAccountPassword <SecureString>
       [-WhatIf]
       [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Install-AdcsEnrollmentWebService cmdlet performs the configuration of Certificate Enrollment Web service. It is also used to create additional instances of the service within an existing installation. To remove the Certificate Enrollment Web Service role service use the Uninstall-AdcsEnrollmentWebService cmdlet.

You can import the cmdlet by running the following commands from Windows PowerShell:

  • Import-Module ServerManager
  • Add-WindowsFeature Adcs-Enroll-Web-Svc

Examples

Example 1: Installs the Certificate Enrollment Web Service to use the certification authority

PS C:\> Install-AdcsEnrollmentWebService -ApplicationPoolIdentity -CAConfig "CA1.contoso.com\contoso-CA1-CA" -SSLCertThumbprint "Thumbprint001" -AuthenticationType Certificate

This command installs the Certificate Enrollment Web Service to use the certification authority with a computer name of CA1.contoso.com and a CA common name contoso-CA1-CA. The identity of the Certificate Enrollment Web Service is specified as the default application pool identity. The authentication type is certificate based.

Example 2: Installs the Certificate Enrollment Web Service to use the certification authority that prompts for password

PS C:\> Install-AdcsEnrollmentWebService -CAConfig "APP1.corp.contoso.com\corp-APP1-CA" -SSLCertThumbprint "Thumbprint001" -ServiceAccountName "Corp\CEPAcct1" -ServiceAccountPassword (read-host "Set user password" -assecurestring)

This command installs the Certificate Enrollment Web Service to use the certification authority with a computer name of APP1.corp.contoso.com and a CA common name corp-APP1-CA. The identity of the Certificate Enrollment Web Service is specified as CEPAcct1 from the Corp domain. The command will prompt for the user password.

Required Parameters

-ServiceAccountName

Specifies the domain account for use with the service. The input string should be in the form of <domain>\<accountname>. For instance, to specify an account named WebEnroll in the Corp.contoso.com domain, you would type CORP\WebEnroll.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ServiceAccountPassword

Specifies the password for the domain account used as the service account.

Type:SecureString
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AllowKeyBasedRenewal

Indicates that the cmdlet accept key based renewal requests for the enrollment server, which are valid client certificates for authentication that do not directly map to a security principal.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ApplicationPoolIdentity

Indicates that the cmdlet uses the application pool identity that the Certificate Enrollment Web Service uses when communicating with the Certification Authority (CA). This parameter is only valid when Certificate Enrollment Web Service targets a remote CA. If not specified, the local application pool identity is used. This parameter is only valid when installing the first instance of the Certificate Enrollment Web Service. If this installation will be for an additional instance of Certificate Enrollment Web Service on this server, then this parameter should not be specified.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AuthenticationType

Specifies the authentication type. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Certificate
  • Kerberos
  • UserName
Type:AuthenticationType
Parameter Sets:Kerberos, UserName, Certificate
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CAConfig

Specifies the configuration string of the CA used by the Certificate Enrollment Web Service to process enrollment requests. This parameter depends upon whether a local CA is installed. If the CA is local, then the parameter is optional and defaults to the local CA when not specified. If there is not a local CA, then the parameter is required. The input is the configuration string is <CAComputerName>\<CACommonName>. Replace the computer name of the (CA) for <CAComputerName> and replace the CA common name for <CACommonName>.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies the credentials for installing the Certificate Enrollment Web Service. To obtain a credential object, use the Get-Credential cmdlet. For more information, type Get-Help Get-Credential. The Certificate Enrollment Web Service must be installed on a server that is a member of an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain. If the Certificate Enrollment Web Service is configured to use a Standalone certification authority (CA), then an account that is a member of the local Administrators on the CA is required. If the Enrollment Web Service is installed to use an Enterprise CA, then using an account that is a member of Domain Admins group is required.

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RenewalOnly

Indicates that the cmdlet enables renewal only mode.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SSLCertThumbprint

Specifies the hash or thumbprint of the Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificate for a web site as a string value. This parameter is optional. If used, it establishes the necessary binding with Internet Information Server (IIS) to enable support for the required SSL/TLS connectivity. If a binding already exists within IIS, specifying this parameter overwrites the existing binding. If this parameter is not specified, any existing binding is used. If no bindings exist, installation succeeds, but the service will not function until the binding is established manually.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

bool, bool, enum, string, bool, string, SecureString, string, PSCredential

Outputs

Microsoft.CertificateServices.Deployment.Commands.CES.EnrollmentServiceResult

Notes

  • Ensure you run Windows PowerShell as an administrator. You can use the Force parameter to bypass the prompt for confirmation. To see parameters, run the following command: Install-AdcsEnrollmentWebService cmdlet -?
  • You can get the CA configuration, which is the computer name and CA name by running certutil without any parameters. You can see the SSL certificate thumbprints assigned to the local computer by running the following commands:
    • cd cert:\LocalMachine\My
    • dir | format-list