This blog contains the brief descriptions of the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that are for use in administering the Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) certification authority (CA) role service.

The ADCSAdministration and ADCSDeployment uses same modules to be installed. So if you have configured the ADCSAdministration module the ADCSDeployment cmdlets can also be used by default.

By default on Windows Server 2016 or Windows server 2019 this module will not be installed. we want to install it manually. Below are the steps to install them Manually.

We can Install them in 2 ways one is through the PowerShell and another one is through Server Manager Tool(GUI)

Installing Active Directory Certificate Services through Powershell(CLI)

Go to PowerShell With Administrator access. Give the below command

Install-WindowsFeature AD-Certificate


Installing Active Directory Certificate Services through Server Manager Tool GUI

Click on Start > Server Manager > Manage > Add Roles and Features


By default only Certificate Authority Will be selected.


To include the Certification Authority and Certificate Templates consoles in a CA installation, you must add -IncludeManagementTools to the end of the AddWindowsFeature Adcs-Cert-Authority command.

Once You have completed with the Above Procedure we can use the below

Install-AdcsCertificationAuthorityPerforms installation and configuration of the Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Certification Authority (CA) role service.
Install-AdcsEnrollmentPolicyWebServicePerforms the configuration of Certificate Enrollment Policy Web service.
Install-AdcsEnrollmentWebServicePerforms initial configuration of the Certificate Enrollment Web service.
Install-AdcsNetworkDeviceEnrollmentServiceInstalls Network Device Enrollment Service
Install-AdcsOnlineResponderInstalls Online Responder service
Install-AdcsWebEnrollmentInstalls Certification Authority Web Enrollment
Uninstall-AdcsCertificationAuthorityUninstalls the Certification Authority (CA) role service and removes its configuration information.
Uninstall-AdcsEnrollmentPolicyWebServiceUninstalls the Certificate Enrollment Policy Web service.
Uninstall-AdcsEnrollmentWebServiceUninstalls the Certificate Enrollment Web service or individual instances of it.
Uninstall-AdcsNetworkDeviceEnrollmentServiceUninstalls the Network Device Enrollment service.
Uninstall-AdcsOnlineResponderUninstalls the Online Responder service.
Uninstall-AdcsWebEnrollmentUninstalls the Certification Authority (CA) Web Enrollment role service.

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