How To Setup Email Notifications For Windows Certificate Authority Events

If you manage a Windows Certificate Authority, you'll probably want to setup email notifications when certain events happen within your PKI. For example, services start/stop, a certificate gets issued, a certificate gets revoked, a certificate request is pending, etc. Without email notifications, a Certificate Authority Manager would need to periodically check the CA for new [...]

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How To Fix Server Renewing Remote Desktop Certificate Multiple Times Per Day

If you manage a Windows Certificate Authority for a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), then you might run into an issue where some of your servers are using your auto-enroll group policy to request and renew a Remote Desktop certificate twice (or multiple) times per day. Looking in Event Viewer, you might see references to Event [...]

Windows Certificate Authority CA Export Certificate With Private Key

When you send a certificate request from a server to a Windows Certificate Authority (CA), the server stores a private key for that certificate. For security reasons, the Certificate Authority doesn't keep that private key. If you try to export a certificate from the Issued folder on the CA, you can only export (Copy To [...]

Fix SQL Cluster Encryption Error TDSSNIClient initialization failed with error 0xd, status code 0x38

For general instructions on how to Force Encryption on a SQL Server Instance, follow Microsoft KB Artcile How to enable SSL encryption for an instance of SQL Server by using Microsoft Management Console. This article also explains how to enable encryption on a SQL cluster. While trying to Force Encryption on a SQL cluster after [...]