Restore certificate templates
Restore certificate templates from a certification authority
If you have accidentally deleted a certificate template, you can easily restore it.
The certificate templates of a certification authority are stored centrally in the Active Directory. We can view these within the configuration partition using an LDAP tool or the integrated ADSI editor.
To do this, navigate to
CN = Certificate Templates, CN = Public Key Services, CN = Services, CN = Configuration, DC = dwp, DC = local
View from the point of view of the certification authority.
If I have accidentally deleted one or more standard templates, they can be restored with a command on the command line, for example on a domain controller.
The whole thing can also be done directly via the certificate template console, provided you have access. The console automatically detects that the templates are missing and offers to reinstall them.
The standard templates have been reinstalled.
The certificate template console can only be used to delete duplicates, but not standard templates.