Install server certificate on Windows Server 2008r2 for IIS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Folks,

    Can anybody tell me the correct forum for the following post about IIS and Security Certificates running on Windows 2008R2?   I searched in vain for IIS, and mysteriously found nothing...

    Thanks for the help,


    Hi Folks,

    I am running IIS7 on Windows Server 2008r2 which is a also Certificate Authority, and has a server identification certificate signed by the CA in his personal store which is configured with Subject Alternative Names.

    I have two problems:

    1) From IIS Manager, I can select the server and look at "Server Certificates" in the IIS section.  I see two.  One is the CA and the other is a server identification certificate that has been auto-generated.  If I delete the server identification certificate, it magically re-appears.  How do I stop this?  

    2) I have a server identification certificate already signed by the CA and I'd like that certificate to be used for server identification, but I see no way to import that certificate.  How do I do this?  Where is this store located, meaning, how can I see it using MMC - Certificates snap-in?  The choices are User/Service/Machine accounts and various choices beyond that.  I have fired up "Certificates" in MMC and selected on separate occasions both "Computer Account" and "Service Account (IIS Admin Service)" and even though these seemed like good guesses, they turn out to be wrong guesses.

    Thanks for the help,


    Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:57 PM


  • I'd ask them over here.





    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    • Proposed as answer by Santosh Bhandarkar Friday, August 17, 2012 8:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by cjm51213 Friday, August 17, 2012 7:28 PM
    Friday, August 17, 2012 1:18 AM