All posts tagged Certificates

Certificate Deployment with ConfigMgr

In general, using Active Directory Group Policies to deploy certificates is the easiest and best way to go; however, what if you don’t trust Group Policy, your organization isn’t willing to use Group Policy or has so much red-tape involved with Group Policy that its impractical to use, or you have workgroup systems? Use Compliance Settings in ConfigMgr. This is a great answer for just about anything that can be done in Group Policy given any of the aforementioned limitations by the way — you just need to find the appropriate registry values or write/find the right script to do the job. Read more…

RegTask: Failed to get certificate. Error: 0x80004005

Working at a client troubleshooting some weird ConfigMgr (not SCCM) client agent issues. Basically, there are a handful of systems, all laptops, that just dropped out of ConfigMgr. Reviewing the ExecMgr log shows that the last activity was the installation of Outlook 2010 via an advertisement that completed successfully requiring a reboot. After that, nada. Read more…

ConfigMgr Native Mode and Certificates

In troubleshooting an unrelated issue, I learned a lot about Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) and how they can impact ConfigMgr and specifically Operating System Deployment (OSD). Read more…

Certificate Templates Replication

Although they’ve been around for a while, certificates are a relatively new thing for administrators to have to deal with. Configuration Manager in Native Mode heavily relies upon them. Read more…