Managing Certificate Enrollment
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
The administrator of a certification authority (CA) can manage certificate enrollment by:
Configuring certificate enrollment and autoenrollment options on certificate templates. For more information, see Issuing Certificates Based on Certificate Templates (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=142333).
Enabling certificate autoenrollment options in Group Policy. For more information, see Configure Certificate Autoenrollment.
Configuring the default request handling options for the CA. For more information, see Set the Default Action Upon Receipt of a Certificate Request.
You can specify whether a stand-alone CA will hold incoming certificate requests as pending or automatically issue the certificate. In most cases, for security reasons, all incoming certificate requests to a stand-alone CA should be marked as pending.
Selecting whether to allow certificates to be published to the file system. Actual publication will only occur if the certificate request specifies a file system location where the certificate is to be published. For more information, see Publish Certificates to the File System.
Evaluating and acting on pending certificate requests. For more information, see Review Pending Certificate Requests.