How to use mmc snapin to import pfx file

  • Click Start, and then click Run.
  • Type "MMC.EXE" (without the quotation marks) and click OK.
  • Click Console in the new MMC you created, and then click Add/Remove Snap-in.
  • In the new window, click Add.
  • Highlight the Certificates snap-in, and then click Add.
  • Choose the Computer option and click Next.
  • Select Local Computer on the next screen, and then click OK.
  • Click Close , and then click OK.
  • You have now added the Certificates snap-in, which will allow you to work with any certificates in your computer's certificate store.
  • Right-click Certificates (or Personal if that option does not exist.)
  • Choose All Tasks, and then click Import.
  • When the wizard starts, click Next. Browse to the PFX file you created containing your server certificate and private key. Click Next.
  • Enter the password you gave the PFX file when you created it.
  • Be sure the Mark the key as exportable option is selected if you want to be able to export the key pair again from this computer.
  • Click Next, and then choose the Certificate Store you want to save the certificate to. You should select Personal because it is a Web server certificate.
  • Click Next. You should see a summary of screen showing what the wizard is about to do. If this information is correct, click Finish.
  • You will now see the server certificate for your Web server in the list of Personal Certificates.
  • It will be denoted by the common name of the server (found in the subject section of the certificate).

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