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Audience: General
Last Modified: 2011-08-16 11:48:30.0

TN 8166 - How is the Chain Certificate installed on Microsoft IIS 7?


How is the Chain Certificate installed on Microsoft IIS 7?

NOTE: These instructions apply to the following server types:

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



To install the chain certificate using MMC


  1. Copy the Entrust chain certificate from the Cross-certificate tab of the certificate pickup page to a text file and save it as a .cer file on your web server.
    The chain certificate can also be downloaded from: http://www.entrust.net/developer/index.cfm.

  1. Click Start > Run.

  1. Enter MMC and click OK.
  2. Go to File > Add/Remove Snap-in.

  3. Click Certificates, and select Add.

  4. Select Computer Account, and click Next.

  5. Select Local Computer and click Finish.

  6. Click OK to close the Snap-ins window.

  7. Double-click Certificates (local computer) to expand its view.
  8. Right-click Intermediate Certification Authorities and select All Tasks àImport.

  9. Complete the wizard to import the chain certificate. Browse to locate the chain certificate to be imported (*.cer).
  10. Select Place all certificates in the following store and select the Intermediate Certificate Authorities store.

  11. Click Next; then click Finish to complete the wizard.

Right-click Intermediate Certification Authorities and select Refresh. Expand the view for Intermediate Certification Authorities and look in the certificates directory to verify that the certificate is installed correctly.


Affected Products:

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