PKI Enhancements in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The improvements in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 PKI are focused around four core areas:

  • Server consolidation. This allows organizations to reduce the total number of certificate authorities (CAs) required to meet their business objectives.
  • Improved existing scenarios. This focus is on such elements as offering more complete SCEP (Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol) support and including a Best Practices Analyzer (BPA).
  • Software + Services. This is to enable autonomous enrollment of users and devices for certificates regardless of network boundaries and certificate providers.
  • Strong authentication. This area focuses on improvements to the smart card experience, the introduction of the Windows Biometric Framework, and so on.

Check out this article at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.05.pki.aspx

HTH,

Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer

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