You must be a certification authority (CA) administrator to complete this procedure. For more information, see Implement Role-Based Administration.

To select a different policy module
  1. Open the Certification Authority snap-in.

  2. In the console tree, click the name of the CA.

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. On the Policy Module tab, click Select.

  5. Click the new policy module, and then click OK.

  6. If the policy module has its own configuration interface, you can configure it by clicking Properties.

  7. Stop and restart the CA.

Additional considerations

  • To register a new policy module so that it is available in the list of policy modules, see Certificate Services Architecture (

  • Only one policy module can be active at a time.

  • To stop and restart the CA, at the command prompt, type:

    net stop certsvc
    net start certsvc

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