Windows 2000 Certificate Services and Public Key Infrastructure

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 includes both Certificate Services, which is easily administered through the Certification Authority console, a snap-in for Microsoft Management Console (MMC), and a comprehensive public key infrastructure. Understanding the components of Windows 2000 Certificate Services and the public key infrastructure is the starting point for designing, deploying, and maintaining a public key infrastructure that meets all of your public-key security needs.

In This Chapter

Benefits of the Public Key Infrastructure

Major Components of the Public Key Infrastructure

Features of the Public Key Infrastructure

Certificate Services Deployment

Ongoing Certificate Services Tasks

Disaster Recovery Practices