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To schedule the publication of the certificate revocation list

  1. Log on to the system as an Administrator.
  2. Open Certification Authority.
  3. In the console tree, click Revoked Certificates.

    • Certification Authority (computer)
    • CA name
    • Revoked Certificates
  4. On the Action menu, click Properties.
  5. In Publish Interval, type the increment and click the unit of time to use for the automatic publishing of the certificate revocation list (CRL).


  • To open Certification Authority, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Certification Authority.
  • The CRL is published in:


    If the computer is a domain member and has permission to write to Active Directory, then the CRL is also published to Active Directory.

  • The publishing period for a CRL is not the same as the validity period for a CRL. By default, the validity period of a CRL exceeds the publishing period of a CRL by 10% (up to a 12-hour maximum) to allow for directory replication. For more information about revoking certificates and publishing CRLs, see Related Topics.

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