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Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2


Certutil.exe is a command-line program that is installed as part of Certificate Services in the Windows Server 2003 family.

You can also obtain Certutil.exe by downloading and installing the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack (

You can use Certutil.exe to dump and display certification authority (CA) configuration information, configure Certificate Services, back up and restore CA components, and verify certificates, key pairs, and certificate chains.

For more information about how to use Certutil.exe to perform specific tasks, see the following topics: