How to Reinstall Certificate Server and Keep the Certificate Authority

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SUMMARY
This article describes how to remove and reinstall Microsoft CertificateServer version 1.0 while retaining the original certificate authority(CA).
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To remove and reinstall Microsoft Certificate Server version 1.0, followthese steps:
  1. From the Start menu, point to Programs, and point to Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack.
  2. Click Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack Setup.
  3. Click Next, click Add/Remove, click to deselect Certificate Server, and then click Next again.
  4. Click Finish and restart your computer.
  5. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
  6. Click Next, click Add/Remove, click to select Certificate Server, and then click Next again.
  7. Type the same location for the Shared Folder that was used on the original installation of Certificate Server.
  8. Click to select Show Advanced Configuration and click Next.
  9. Click to select Use Existing Keys and select the original CA from the list.

    NOTE: The CA will normally be named the same as the computer.
  10. Click Next. (You may alter the CA Description at this point, but none of the other information.)
  11. Click Next and click Finish.
  12. From the Start menu, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
  13. Double-click Services, click Certificate Server, and then click Start.
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Article ID: 186807 - Last Review: 01/10/2015 11:25:03 - Revision: 1.0

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