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Last Modified: 2016-09-07 15:42:18.0

How is the Chain Certificate installed on Windows Server 2012

Article Number: 46448

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.


  1. Go to File > Add/Remove Snap-in.
  2. Click Certificates, and select Add.
  3. Select Computer Account, and click Next.
  4. Select Local Computer and click Finish.
  5. Click FINISH and OK to go back to main MMC console window.
  6. Double-click Certificates (local computer) to expand its view. 
  7. Right-click Certificates under Intermediate Certification Authorities and select All Tasks then Import.

  8. Complete the wizard to import the chain certificate. Browse to locate the chain certificate to be imported (.cer or .txt).

  9. Select Place all certificates in the following store and select the Intermediate Certificate Authorities store.
  10. 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.