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Tech Thursday: How To Configure Microsoft Certificate Services PKI

For the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at digital certificates and the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that makes them work. Last week, we looked at some design considerations for a Microsoft AD Certificate Services PKI. If you’ve decided to go ahead and set up your own in-house PKI, then this article will help you get started!

This week we will cover setting up the offline root CA. Then next week we’ll finish up with configuring an issuing CA and making sure that the certs and CRL are published so that your clients can use them.

Fiction Friday: “Dark Matter”

Good morning, fiction fiends! This week, in partnership with the Massanutten Regional Library, we're reviewing the book "Dark Matter" by Blake Crouch.

“Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Tech Thursday: Should I Set Up My Own PKI?

This month, we’ve been talking about digital certificates and public key infrastructure (PKI). So far we’ve covered the basics of how certs work, and how to install publicly trusted certs for Exchange and IIS. This week, we’re going to tackle what’s involved in setting up your own PKI using Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

As the name suggests, AD CS is highly dependent on Active Directory.

Tech Thursday: How to Install an SSL Certificate in IIS

Once you have a security certificate configured for Exchange, it’s time to start looking at other places where you need to install a cert. Internet Information Services (IIS) is used by many businesses to host Intranet apps and external web pages. This guide will show you how to request and install a certificate in IIS versions 7 through 10, for Windows Server 2008 to 2016.
Create a Certificate Request
First, you’ll need to create the Certificate Signing Request.

Fiction Friday: Ender’s Game

Happy Friday, fiction lovers! This week, E-N Computers chose "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, originally published in 1985. The book has made a comeback in the last five years, however, with director Gavin Hood's film adaptation.

The book is set in an unspecified point in the future.

Tech Tuesday: How To Configure an SSL Certificate for Outlook Web Access

As we discussed in our previous article, properly configured security certificates are the key to secure communication over the Internet. And nowhere is security more important than your email system. If you host your own Exchange server, and you allow access to it over the Internet through OWA or EAS, it’s important that you configure a secure, trusted certificate to protect the information that your users transmit to it.

Fiction Friday: Sleeping Giants

Good morning, fiction lovers! This week, E-N Computers is recommending a book that includes an allusion to The Iron Giant. What could be cooler than that? Sylvain Neuvel graces the world with his debut novel "Sleeping Giants". NPR calls the book, "...a thriller through and through, and.