The Windows Server® 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Server Certificate Deployment is now available for download in Word format from TechNet Gallery at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Windows-Server-2012-Core-e0970aa7
The Windows Server 2012 Core Network Guide provides instructions for planning and deploying the components required for a fully functioning network and a new Active Directory® domain in a new forest.
The Windows Server® 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Server Certificate Deployment explains how to build upon the core network by deploying server certificates for computers that are running Network Policy Server (NPS), Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), or both. Server certificates are required when you deploy certificate-based authentication methods with Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) and Protected EAP (PEAP) for network access authentication. Deploying server certificates is the first step toward your Wireless access solution.
Deploying server certificates with Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) for EAP and PEAP certificate-based authentication methods provides the following benefits:
For more information about the Core Network Guide, see the WSiX blog post Windows Server® 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Core Network Guide Now Available in TechNet Gallery