Certification Authority Renewal

When you setup the Certification Authority on a Windows server, a certificate for the CA is created, which will be expired after 5 years (default). You can extend the CA’s life beyond the end date of its original certificate. You can renew the CA with the following command:

certutil -renewCert ReuseKeys (renews the CA with the existing key pair)


certutil -renewCert (renews the CA with a new key pair)

Uninstall McAfee Common Management Agent

Follow these steps in order to uninstall and reinstall the Common Management Agent

  • Run regedit
  • Locate [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Network Associates\TVD\Shared Components\Framework]
  • Locate Data Path and Installed Path and take a not of their data.
  • Stop McAfee Framework Service
  • Using the Installed Path, run the following

“C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrmInst.exe” /forceuninstall

  • Restart the system and confirm that the following has been deleted

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Network Associates\TVD\Shared Components\Framework]

  • Confirm that the directories in the Installed Path and Data Path have been deleted.

Nou you can reinstall the Framework Service with the following command:

FramePkg.exe /Install=agent /ForceInstall

Note: Get the latest FramePkg.exe from your EPO server.

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP2 Memory Issue

When you upgrade from a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard SP2 to Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition SP2 you may have a problem with memory. In case you have more than 4GB RAM on the machine (my situation was with 8GB) you have to do the following:

Locate boot.ini (it should be on the root of C:\ drive)

Under [operating systems] find the entry of Windows (it will be something like multi(0)disk(0)……=”Windows Server 2003, Enterprise” /noexecute=optout / fastdetect

and add

“/PAE” at the end

So now you will have

multi(0)disk(0)…..=”Windows Server 2003, Enterprise” /noexecute=optout /fastdetect /PAE

Restart the machine and now you ‘ll see the correct memory size.