Directory Services Store (dsstore)
Directory Service Store (dsstore) is part of the Windows 2000 Server Resource
Kit, a Security Tools component. One normally uses the MMC Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in and the Certificate Services snap-in to manage most aspects of
enterprise root CAs. Like most admin activities, the GUI-based tools are OK for
a small shop or onesy/twosy type changes but is not adequate for large
enterprises because one can not script mass changes.
dsstore will let you list, add, and delete Enterprise Root CAs; maintain
certificate revocation lists (CRLs) in AD; and add Win2K CAs or offline CAs to
the enterprise PKI stored in your Active Directory. W2K will automatically
enroll a user and computer when an operation starts that requires a certificate.
You can proactively enroll users using dsstore. You can do problem solving to
check the status of DCs certificates and verify the validity of smart cards.
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