Adding AD CS Role - Implications RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings,

    I have a question about adding the Certificate Service Role to my AD deployment. I've just joined the organization I'm with and am attempting to deploy a Lync 2013 server. The install for Lync requires the root CA for the domain. When I queried I found that the domain doesn't currently have a CA. My question is this: will adding the AD CS role to my DC affect client computers (ie kick them off)?



    Friday, August 16, 2013 3:34 PM


  • Hi,

    Adding AD CS will not kick your client from the network, rather the only implication is that the domain computers need to trust the Root CA after you finishing installing Lync 2013.

    Your best bet would be setting up a lab environment to stimulate as close as possible to your production environment. 

    Do share with us if you have any other concerns.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Milton Goh

    • Marked as answer by BColt Friday, August 23, 2013 5:32 PM
    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:27 AM