Step-By-Step Guide: Migrating Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 To Windows Server 2016


With Microsoft ending support of Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 on January 14, 2020, in this blog post I explain on how to migrate your Microsoft Root Certificate Authority running on Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2 to Windows 2016. This post also explains on how to migrate your Certification Authority key from Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) to a Key Storage Provider and on how to migrate from SHA1 to SHA2 (SHA256). Please note similar steps can be used to migrate from Windows 2008 R2/2012 R2 to Windows 2016 and or Windows Server 2019.

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