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I would like to demonstrate a quite pretty script that simplifies certificate request generation for OpsMgr managed clients. Recently we had have to use various complex (for administrators that are not familiar with digital certificates) methods, such:
Both methods require some additional steps to generate request. For example, if you use CertReq.exe utility you need to write enough complex certificate enrollment configuration file. If you use Certificates snap-in you will need to manually specify all necesary data (such subject, private key settings, certificate extensions, etc). This PowerShell script will do all stuff, so you will have to copy and paste script to PowerShell console and run it.
This post is based on existing OpsMgr product group (PG) post: Troubleshooting Ops Mgr Certificate issues with Powershell. For me existing script return overloaded information to user and is not quite easy for understanding. Also there is missing some points:
Another point is that what we want to get from script? I thing that we just want to know: