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Delete a Certificate
Certificates can become obsolete for a number of reasons, such as when they are compromised, become corrupted, or are replaced by a new certificate. However, even when a certificate is deleted, the corresponding private key is not deleted. ! Important Before deleting a certificate, be sure that you ...
2016-07-21, 1103👍, 0💬

View Certificate Revocation List Details
Certificate revocation lists (CRLs) are used to distribute information about revoked certificates to individuals, computers, and applications attempting to verify the validity of certificates. The Revocation List tab lists the serial numbers of certificates that have been revoked and the date they w...
2016-07-21, 793👍, 0💬

Export a Certificate with the Private Key
In some cases, you may want to export a certificate with its private key to store on removable media or to use on a different computer. There are some restrictions to this procedure: A private key is exportable only when it is specified in the certificate request or certificate template that was use...
2016-07-20, 1040👍, 0💬

Export a Certificate
You can export a certificate in order to import a copy on a different computer or device or to store a copy in a secure location. If you are exporting certificates for import onto a computer running Windows, PKCS #7 format is the preferred export format. This format preserves the chain of certificat...
2016-07-20, 1000👍, 0💬

Move Certificates
Many applications look for a certificate in only one certificate store. If a certificate is not in the certificate store that you need, you can move it from one store to another. Users or local Administrators is the minimum group membership required to complete this procedure. Review the details in ...
2016-07-20, 891👍, 0💬

Automate Certificate Management
Managing certificates individually can be a laborious, if not impossible, task. Many organizations will manage certificates by using Group Policy settings configured on a server and applied to client computers in a domain, group, or organizational unit. The following options can be viewed on a clien...
2016-07-20, 850👍, 0💬

Import a Certificate
You should only import certificates obtained from trusted sources. Importing an unreliable certificate could compromise the security of any system component that uses the imported certificate. You can import a certificate into any logical or physical store. In most cases, you will import certificate...
2016-07-20, 846👍, 0💬

Manage Network Retrieval and Path Validation
To be effective, certificate-related data such as trusted root certificates, cross- certificates, and certificate revocation lists (CRLs) must be updated in a timely manner. Network retrieval and path validation settings allow administrators to: Automatically update certificates in the Microsoft Roo...
2016-07-17, 1834👍, 0💬

Manage Trusted Root Certificates
Because of the growing variety of certificates in use today and the growing number of certificate issues, some organizations may want to manage certificate trust and prevent users in the domain from configuring their own set of trusted root certificates. In addition, some organizations may want to i...
2016-07-17, 1751👍, 0💬

Manage Trusted Publishers
Software signing is being used by a growing number of software publishers and application developers to verify that their applications come from a trusted source. However, many users do not understand or pay little attention to the signing certificates associated with applications that they install....
2016-07-17, 1517👍, 0💬

Credential Roaming
Credential roaming allows organizations to store certificates and private keys in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) separately from application state or configuration information. How credential roaming works Credential roaming uses existing logon and autoenrollment mechanisms to securely dow...
2016-07-17, 1388👍, 0💬

Certificate Path Validation
As certificate use for secure communication and data protection is increasing, administrators can use certificate trust policy to enhance their control of certificate use and public key infrastructure performance by using certificate path validation settings. Certificate path validation settings in ...
2016-07-17, 1327👍, 0💬

Required Root Certificates for Windows XP
What are required root certificates for Windows XP and other Windows systems? I was told to not touch these certificates. Some root certificates are required and trusted in Windows XP, and in Windows Server 2003. Here is why: As part of a public key infrastructure (PKI) trust management procedure, s...
2016-07-16, 2359👍, 0💬

General Information about Certificates on Windows
Where to find general information about certificates on Windows? I want to get basic understanding of certificates on Windows. Here is a collection of tutorials that provides general information about certificates on Windows compiled by FYIcenter.com team. Certificate Stores Locations on Windows Roo...
2016-07-16, 1790👍, 0💬

Required Root Certificates for Windows 2000
What are required root certificates for Windows 2000? I was told to not touch these certificates. Some root certificates are required and trusted in Windows 2000. Here is why: As part of a public key infrastructure (PKI) trust management procedure, some administrators may decide to remove trusted ro...
2016-07-16, 1115👍, 0💬

Troubleshoot Certificate-Related Problems
This section lists a few common issues you may encounter when using the Certificates snap-in or working with certificates. What problem are you having? I cannot enroll for a new certificate by using the Certificate Request Wizard. I get a message indicating that I need to enroll for a new certificat...
2016-07-15, 1264👍, 0💬

Manage Revocation Checking Policy
Revocation of a certificate invalidates a certificate as a trusted security credential prior to the scheduled expiration of its validity period. A public key infrastructure (PKI) depends on distributed verification of credentials in which there is no need for direct communication with the central tr...
2016-07-15, 1182👍, 0💬

What is the Certificates Snap-in?
The Certificates snap-in is the primary tool for users and administrators to view and manage certificates for a user, computer, or service. The Certificates snap-in allows the user to request, renew, find, view, move, copy, and delete certificates. Why use the Certificates snap-in The Certificates s...
2016-07-15, 1838👍, 0💬

Certificates Overview
A public key certificate, usually just called a certificate, is a digitally signed statement that binds the value of a public key to the identity of the person, device, or service that holds the corresponding private key. One of the main benefits of certificates is that hosts no longer have to maint...
2016-07-15, 1332👍, 0💬

Public and Private Keys
In public key encryption, two different keys are used to encrypt and decrypt information. The private key is a key that is known only to its owner, while the public key can be made known and available to other entities on the network. The two keys are different but complementary in function. For exa...
2016-07-15, 1045👍, 0💬

Using Certificates
Certificates can be used for: Authentication, which verifies the identity of someone or something. Privacy, which ensures that information is only available to the intended audience. Encryption, which disguises information so that unauthorized readers are unable to decipher it. Digital signatures, w...
2016-07-15, 971👍, 0💬

What Is "makecert.exe" on Windows 7
What is "makecert.exe" on Windows 7? What can I use it for? "makecert.exe" is a Certificate Creation tool that allows you to generate X.509 certificates for testing purposes only. "makecert.exe" creates a public and private key pair for digital signatures and stores it in a certificate file. This to...
2016-06-27, 16434👍, 2💬

💬 2015-04-23 FYIcenter.com: Hi Muhammad, You can try to download and use MSI Explorer to open and edit the MSI file. MSI Explorer is provided by http://www....

💬 2015-04-19 Muhammad Ehsan ul Haque: I have a MSI file i want to Add publisher information to this file.

"makecert.exe -ss" - Create New System Certificate Store
How to create a new system certificate store using the "makecert.exe" command? Yes, "makecert.exe" command is powerful. You can create a new system certificate store if you specify the "-ss store" option with a new store name as shown in this tutorial. 1. Run the following command to create a new ce...
2016-06-27, 16546👍, 6💬

💬 2014-12-07 FYIcenter.com: @Anonymous, thanks for sharing the command with us. Really appreciate it!

💬 2014-12-04 Anonymous: You need to use -sr parameter, following worked for me: makecert -sr LocalMachine -ss test this creates test container in (Local...

💬 2013-02-24 FYIcenter.com: Trupti, can you rephrase your question with more details?

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"certmgr.exe -put -c" - Export a Certificate
How to export a certificates from a system certificate store using "certmgr.exe" tool? You can export a certificate from a system certificate store using "certmgr.exe -put -c" command as shown in this tutorial. C:\fyicenter&gt; "\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\sdk\v2.0\bin\certmgr.exe" ...
2016-06-27, 15443👍, 4💬

💬 2014-10-05 FYIcenter.com: Hi Rajeshwar, thanks for sharing that command to export a specific certificate.

💬 2014-10-01 Rajeshwar Gastgar: If you know the file name then you can use following command to export the certificate. From "certmgr.msc" you can get the name ...

💬 2014-03-18 FYIcenter.com: @Bilou, That works too. Thanks!

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