Add a certificate template to a certification authority

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


To add a certificate template to a certification authority

  1. Open Certification Authority

  2. Right-click the Certificate Templates container, click New, then click Certificate Template to Issue.

  3. Select the certificate template and click OK.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Certificate Templates, click Start, click Run, type certtmpl.msc, and then press Enter.

  • This procedure is applicable to version¬†2 templates. For more information about version¬†2 templates, see Related Topics.

See Also


Create a new certificate template
Deploying Certificate Templates
Version 2 certificate templates