Export a certificate
Updated: January 21, 2011
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To export a certificate
Open the Certificates console for the user, computer, or service you want to manage.
Tip For instructions on creating a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that allows you to manage the certificates of a user account, computer account, or service account, see the appropriate article from the following list
In the console tree, select the correct store that has the certificate you want to request. For example, under Certificates – Current User, expand Personal, click Certificates.
Note For information on the different view options, see Certificates Console (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=209851).
In the details pane, click the certificate you want to manage.
On the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and then click Export.
In the Certificate Export Wizard, click No, do not export the private key. (This option will appear only if the private key is marked as exportable and you have access to the private key.)
Provide the following information in the Certificate Export Wizard:
Click the file format you want to use to store the exported certificate: a DER-encoded file, a Base64-encoded file, or a PKCS #7 file.
If you are exporting the certificate to a PKCS #7 file, you also have the option to include all certificates in the certification path.
- Click the file format you want to use to store the exported certificate: a DER-encoded file, a Base64-encoded file, or a PKCS #7 file.
Information about functional differences
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