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Create a Domain Server Certificate in IIS 7

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

A domain certificate is an internal certificate that does not have to be issued by an external certification authority (CA). If your Windows domain has a server that acts as a CA, you can create a domain certificate. This approach helps you reduce the cost of issuing certificates and eases certificate deployment.

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You must correctly configure the domain certificate to make sure that your Web browser recognizes it as a trusted certificate.

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

You can perform this procedure by using the user interface (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 Create Domain Certificate.

  4. On the Distinguished Name Properties page of the Create Certificate Wizard, type the following information and then click Next:

    • In the Common name box, type a name for the certificate.

    • In the Organization box, type the name of the organization in which the certificate will be used.

    • In the Organizational unit box, type the name of the organizational unit in the organization in which the certificate will be used.

    • In the City/locality box, type the unabbreviated name of the city or locality where your organization or organizational unit is located.

    • In the State/province box, type the unabbreviated name of the state or province where your organization or organizational unit is located.

    • In the Country/region box, type the name of the country or region where your organization or organizational unit is located.

  5. On the Online Certification Authority page, in the Specify Online Certification Authority box, type the name of a certification authority (CA) server in your Windows domain, or click Select to search for a CA server in the domain.

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    The Select button will be enabled only if a certification authority is correctly configured and exists on the domain.

  6. In the Friendly name box, type a friendly name for the certificate and then click Finish. You must provide a friendly name for the certificate.

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.

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