more efficiently than by using CRLs. For example:
Clients connect to the network remotely and either do not need nor have the high-
speed connections required to download large CRLs.
A network needs to handle large peaks in revocation checking activity, such as when
large numbers of users log on or send signed e-mail simultaneously.
An organization needs an efficient means to distribute revocation data for
certificates issued from a non- Microsoft CA.
An organization wants to provide only the revocation checking data needed to verify
individual certificate status requests, rather than make available information about
all revoked or suspended certificates.
Who will be interested in this feature?
This feature applies to organizations that have PKIs with one or more Windows-
Adding one or more Online Responders can significantly enhance the flexibility and
scalability of an organization's PKI; therefore, this feature should interest PKI
architects, planners, and administrators.