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Windows server 2008 R2 Certificate Services -Stand Alone-; Cert request form

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  • - For mass cert request and deployment via email, a help desk staff will be completing the Cert Request form for @300 users, how can I pre-populate the form so that the only field needed is the username? I've set it up so that the administrator is not require to approve but once the cert is issue, what is the fastest way to download it without cliking 'Save', cutting & pasting the cert content to a notepad and saving it as a .cer file?

    - Can this be done via a script? I've unsuccessfully tryed using PHP?

    Friday, March 30, 2012 1:23 PM

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  • You can script it, but not through the web interface. Have a look at the certreq.exe utility.
    Friday, March 30, 2012 9:14 PM
  • - For mass cert request and deployment via email, a help desk staff will be completing the Cert Request form for @300 users, how can I pre-populate the form so that the only field needed is the username? I've set it up so that the administrator is not require to approve but once the cert is issue, what is the fastest way to download it without cliking 'Save', cutting & pasting the cert content to a notepad and saving it as a .cer file?

    - Can this be done via a script? I've unsuccessfully tryed using PHP?

    Better place to ask this question is Security forum : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserversecurity/threads

    Knowledge Seeker

    Saturday, March 31, 2012 6:22 AM
  • Hi,

    If you visit https://<IP_Address of_CA>/certsrv, you need to copy/paste the cert content based on the user name into the notepad and save/download cert as a .cer file.

    I think Mike is right you could use the certreq.exe tool to send the request to the CA; you could refer to the link below for your reference:

    Title: Certreq
    URL: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725793(v=ws.10).aspx

    Just leave the username as the optional choice. I think it could be done via script to make it as a template. If you have any question about the script, I think you could ask the script inquiry below:

    Title: The Official Scripting Guys Forum!
    URL: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/ITCG/threads

    Regards,
    James


    James Xiong

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    Monday, April 02, 2012 8:30 AM
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  • Hi,

    Any Update?

    James


    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, April 05, 2012 7:07 AM
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