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Generating Certificate Signing Request

Before you can go ahead and request/purchase a vPro provisioning certificate, you need to ensure that you have a CSR, that’s your Certificate Signing Request. This is something that the certificate company like GoDaddy, Comodo, StarField or Verisign will ask of you before they can generate a vPro provisioning certificate for you. Now, this steps assumes you are running IIS 7.0 on a Windows Server 2008. To generate and CSR:

Click the Start menu and select Administrative Tools

Start Internet Services Manager and click the Server Name

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In the center section, double click on the Server Certificates button

From the Actions menu click Create Certificate Request. This will open the Request Certificate wizard

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Enter your Distinguished Name field information. The following characters cannot be used:

< > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * / ( ) ?.

This includes commas.

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Common Name = This must be your Fully Qualified Domain Name or FQDN of your provisioning server

Organization = The name of your company

Organizational Unit = In this field, you must only key in Intel(R) Client Setup Certificate. No other entries is acceptable for the vPro provisioning certificate.

City/locality = This is your city for informational purpose

State/province = This is your state for informational purpose

Country/region = This is a two letter country code. You may select from the drop down box. In my case, it is MY for Malaysia Smile

 

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SCCM supports the cryptographic bit length of the maximum of 2048 bits. 2048 is the recommended bit length.

 

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Save the file in a location in your disk. And you’re done!

 

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This is how the generated CSR file will look like. The contents of this file is the information that the certificate companies requires in order for them to generate a working vPro provisioning certificate for you.

 

 

Enjoy!!!

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