AD CS Online Responder

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Microsoft Online Responder service makes it possible to configure and manage Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) validation and revocation checking in Windows-based networks. The Online Responder snap-in allows you to configure and manage revocation configurations and Online Responder Arrays to support public key infrastructure (PKI) clients in diverse environments.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

AD CS Online Responder Service

The status and functioning of the Microsoft Online Responder service has dependencies on numerous features and components, including the ability to access timely certificate revocation data, the validity of the certification authority (CA) certificate and chain, and overall system response and availability.

Active Directory Certificate Services