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How to use Certificate Services Web enrollment pages together with Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

How to use Certificate Services Web enrollment pages together with Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

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Wheww!! we finally have the matrix for what works, what doesnt and how to fix it  :)

 

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922706/en-us

 

SUMMARY

The Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services Web enrollment functionality relies on an ActiveX control that is named Xenroll. This ActiveX control is available in Microsoft Windows 2000 and in later versions of Windows. However, Xenroll has been deprecated in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008. The sample certificate enrollment Web pages that are included with the original release version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) are not designed to handle the change in how Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 perform Web-based certificate enrollment operations.
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  • So the solution is to update to server 2008? what sort of crap is this Microsoft? Why can't you release an patch for server 2003 to work with newer clients? Do you not care about backwards compatibility? Why do you keep forcing customers to upgrade just to use the products that we already pay for. The solution is to buy more products? This is joke.

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