Submit a user certificate request via the Web

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To submit a user certificate request via the Web

  1. Open Internet Explorer.

  2. In Address, type http://ServerName/certsrv, where ServerName is the name of the Windows 2000 Web server where the certification authority (CA) you want to access is located.

  3. Click Request a certificate.

  4. In Request a Certificate, click the type of certificate you want to request.

  5. Under Certificate Type -Identifying Information, do one of the following:

    • If you see the message "No further identifying information is required. To complete your certificate, press submit," click Submit.

    • Enter your identifying information for the certificate request, and then click Submit.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • If you see the Certificate Pending Web page, see Related Topics below for the procedure to check on a pending certificate.

    • If you see the Certificate Issued Web page, click Install this certificate.

  7. If you are finished using the Certificate Services Web pages, close Internet Explorer.


  • To open Internet Explorer, click Start, point to All programs, and then click Internet Explorer.

  • Running Web enrollment on a Windows 2000 Web server acting as a Web enrollment agent for a Windows Server 2003 CA may not provide the full functionality of the CA, because it was not designed to fully integrate with the Windows Server 2003 CA. Limits may occur with smart card enrollment or enrollment for a certificate based on a Version 2 certificate template. To provide full functionality through the Web enrollment agent, run it on a Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Using Windows 2000 Certificate Services Web pages
Check on a pending certificate request
Submit an advanced certificate request via the Web
Request a certificate using a PKCS #10 or PKCS #7 file
Use Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services Web Pages