Assigning the Certificate Template to the CA

You can now assign the newly created template to the Certificate Authority. Whenever a computer joins the domain, the CA issues a certificate based on the template, and the Server Suite Agent downloads the certificate to the computer.

To assign the template to a CA:

  1. Open the Certification Authority console.
  2. Click Certification Authority > CA_name > Certificate Templates, where CA_name is the container for the CA you set up earlier in Preparing a computer to be a Certificate Authority (CA).
  3. Right-click and select New > Certificate Template to Issue. Select the template you just created and click OK.

The root CA is now set up to issue certificates based on the template you created.