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Install an Internet Server Certificate (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

When you receive a response from a public certification authority (CA) to whom you sent a certificate request, you must complete the process by installing the server certificate on your Web server.


You can install the server certificate only on the computer from which you sent the certificate request.


For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform this procedure, see Server Certificates Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to Feature Requirements

  • None

To install an Internet certificate

You can perform this procedure by using the user interface (UI).

User Interface

To use the UI

  1. Open IIS Manager and navigate to the level you want to manage. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7). For information about navigating to locations in the UI, see Navigation in IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In Features View, double-click Server Certificates.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Complete Certificate Request.

  4. On the Complete Certificate Request page, in the File name that contains the certification authority's response text box, type the path of the file that contains the response from the CA, or click the browse button () to search for the file.

  5. Type a friendly name for the certificate in the Friendly name text box, and then click OK.

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Use the following WMI classes, methods, or properties to perform this procedure:

  • None

For more information about WMI and IIS, see Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in IIS 7. For more information about the classes, methods, or properties associated with this procedure, see the IIS WMI Provider Reference on the MSDN site.

See Also


Configuring Server Certificates in IIS 7