Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PKI Certificate Verification MP & Windows Server 2012 R2 & SCOM 2012 R2

There are some real pearls made by the community, and the PKI Certificate Verification MP is one of them. However, the last version ( dates from March 20, 2012.

Since that date much has changed. We have seen new versions of Windows Server and SCOM 2012 as well. So how does this MP work with Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 and SCOM 2012 R2?

Based on my own experiences I can tell you this:

The latest version of the PKI Certificate Verification MP (version works well with:

  • Windows Server 2012;
  • Windows Server 2012 R2;
  • SCOM 2012 R2.

The only trick you need is to set the proper overrides for the Discoveries you want to enable. These are the Discoveries:

Many times I only enable the Discovery related to the certificates residing in the personal computer store of the monitored servers, the Discovery of local computer's personal certificate store (registry).

In the ‘old days’ this Discovery was enabled by using the Objects Windows Server 2008 Computer or Windows Server 2003 Computer.

All you have to do now is to enable this Discovery against the Objects Windows Server 2012 Computer and/or Windows Server 2012 R2 Computer.

Soon the Discovered Certificate Stores will be shown in SCOM 2012 R2 and the related Certificates as well.

So I am glad to see this pearl of the community is still valid Smile.

1 comment:

chainsawbuddha said...

I dont see the reports that are supposed to come with this MP. anyone else ahve this issue?