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How to turn on LDAPs on Active Directory 2008

Do the following steps to install the Certificate Services in Windows 2008 and enable LDAP oved SSL in Active Directory.

Note: The server is a member of the domain, and is a domain controller.

  1. 1. Open Server Manager.
  2. 2. Select Roles, then click Add Roles in the center pane.

  1. 3. The Before You Begin page may show up if you haven’t turned it off already. If you see it just click Next.
  2. 4. In the Select Server Roles window go ahead and select Active Directory Certificate Services by placing a checkmark next to it, then go ahead and click Next.

  1. 5. Now you will see an Introduction to Active Directory Certificate Services.

  2. Note: Name & Domain settings of this computer cannot be changed after a CA has been installed. If you want to change the computer name, join a domain, or promote this server to a domain controller do so BEFORE install thing the CA.

  3. Now with that warning out of the way, go ahead and click on Next.

  1. 6. Next you get to Select Role Services, which can include any of the following depending on what version of Windows Server 2008 you are installing this on — refer to the table above for specifics.

  2. For this install we are going to choose the Certification Authority only.

  1. 7. Now comes the Specify Setup Type, and for this we are going to select the Enterprise radio button.

  1. 8. For the Specify CA Type, we are going to choose the Root CA radio button and then click Next.

  1. 9. In Set Up Private Key, we are going to choose Create a new private key radio button and then select Next.

  1. 10. Now you have to Configure Cryptography for CA in this window and there are quite a few to choose from.

  1. 11. In Configure CA Name you can choose to overwrite the default common name for this CA and also the Distinguished name suffix if you so choose.

  1. 12. Next we will Set Validity Period for this CAs certificate.

  2. Remember a root CA issues itself a certificate. The default is 5 Years so we will just leave it at that. You can change this based on any need you might have in your environment. Click Next.

  1. 13. Configure Certificate Database will let you specify where you want to put the database and log files for the CA.

  1. 14. On the Confirm Installation Selections you can see the answers you have chosen and you will again see a warning that you cannot change the computer name or domain settings for this server after installing the CA.

  1. 15. After a few minutes you will see the Installation Results, and with any luck you will have the message: Installation succeeded.

  2. After your glow of certificate happiness fades go ahead and click Close.

  1. 16. Now let’s go in and take a look by clicking on Certification Authority in Administrative Tools (if you get a UAC pop up just click Ok).

  1. 17. Now you can see the snap-in is showing the CA named Test-Enterprise-CA in the left pane with a bunch of folders for certificates.

  1. 18. You can also see that if you click the Certificate Templates folder, there are quite a few default templates that are already setup and ready to go.

You are done!

This instruction was taken from here.