The site server in a Configuration Manager 2007 native mode site requires a custom public key infrastructure (PKI) certificate before the site can operate in native mode.

Every site in the Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy that is configured for native mode requires that each site server has its own site server signing certificate. This includes a central site that is used for reporting and has no clients assigned to it.

You can deploy the site server signing certificate in a number of ways, including the following methods:

When the site server signing certificate is installed in the local certificate store on the site server, you need to configure Configuration Manager 2007 to use it. You do this either with Setup when you are installing the site or by configuring the site for native mode after Setup is complete.

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