How does a user request a certificate over the Web?

A. The Windows 2000 Certification Service installation adds a virtual directory called CertSrv pointing to %systemroot%\System32\CertSrv. You can use this directory to request certificates over an intranet.

  1. Go to http://<Certificate Authority server>/certsrv.
  2. Select Request a certificate, and click Next.
  3. Select User Certificate, and click Next.
  4. Click More Options to see various Cryptographic Service Providers (CSPs). Selecting Advanced lets you set the key size, hash algorithm, etc.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. After the certificate generates, click Install this certificate, which the Screen shows.

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  7. Close the Web page.

After the certificate installs, you can use the user’s Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Certificates snap-in to view it.

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