How to create a MMC Snap-In for troubleshooting certificates.

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is the management console that is used to configure, manipulate, create, and fix services on a windows system in the back end that you probably wont be able to do with any front end application. It is used heavily to troubleshoot matters related to SSL certificates on Windows systems. Open up a MMC snap in by performing the instructions below. Step 1:  Create an MMC Snap-in for Managing Certificates on a Windows server system: Start > run > MMC. Go into the Console Tab > File > Add/Remove Snap-in. Click on Add > Click on Certificates and click on Add. Choose Computer Account > Next. Note: When troubleshooting browser certificates such as client certificates, email signing certificates, CodeSigning, etc.. you will choose […]

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Windows Server IIS/Exchange – Intermediate Installation

You have successfully installed your SSL Certificate on a windows server system although you might be having some trust issues on certain browsers or applications are not fully trusting your SSL Certificate. This may be due to a lack of an intermediate CA certificate file that helps Chain the Trust to your clients browsers or systems. Or,  instead of installing a pkcs#7 certificate that has the intermediate embedded in the server certificates code you installed an x509 version of your certificate which does not have the intermediate within it. In order to import your SSL Certificate Intermediate CA Certificate perform the following. Step 1: Downloading Intermediate CA certificate: If your intermediate CA certificate for your product is not in the body of […]

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