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Audience: General
Last Modified: 2011-06-01 13:19:07.0

TN 8140 - How is the Trusted Root Certificate installed on Microsoft server?

Question:

How is the Trusted Root Certificate installed on Microsoft server?

NOTE: These instructions apply to the following server types:

Microsoft IIS 6
Microsoft IIS 7
Microsoft Exchange 2007 (Windows Server 2008)
Microsoft Exchange 2010
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2010
Microsoft Lync 2010
Microsoft ISA
Microsoft Forefront TMG



Answer:

To install the Trusted Root Certificate, complete the following steps: 

    1 - Download a copy of the Entrust 2048 bit root certificate. This is listed on Root download page here:
    https://www.entrust.net/downloads/binary/entrust_2048_ca.cer 

    2 - You will want to make sure that you do not already have the root installed. In most cases, our root will already be on your server. 

    3 - On your Server, go  Start > Run and type "MMC" and hit enter
    4 - Click File, Add/Remove Snap-in



    5 - Select "Certificates" and click Add
    6 - A wizard will open. Select computer account and click next
    7 - Select Local Computer and click finish
    8 - Click close
    9 - Expand Certificates on the left hand side of the console window
    10 - Look in the Folder "Trused Root Certification" Authorites.
    11 - Check to see if you have an entry for Entrust.net Certification Authority (2048)



    12 - If you have this, you do not need to install a root certificate

    13 - If this is not listed, you will need to import the root certificate
    14 - Right click on the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder and select Import under All Tasks.
    15 - Browse to the root certificate file that you downloaded and complete the wizard





    Affected Products:

    • Entrust Certificate Services 1 Year Advantage SSL Certificate Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable