Before certificates can be issued by a certification authority (CA), the certificate template must be added to a CA.

Membership in Domain Admins or Enterprise Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. For more information, see Implement Role-Based Administration.

To add a certificate template to a CA
  1. Open the Certification Authority snap-in, and double-click the name of the CA.

  2. Right-click Certificate Templates, click New, and then click Certificate Template to Issue.

  3. Select the certificate template, and click OK.

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