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Retrieve a certificate revocation list

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To retrieve a certificate revocation list

  1. Open Internet Explorer.

  2. In Address, type http://servername/certsrv, where servername is the name of the Windows 2000 Web server where the certification authority (CA) you want to access is located.

  3. Click Retrieve the CA certificate or certificate revocation list (CRL), and then click Next.

  4. Click Download latest certificate revocation list.

  5. When the File Download dialog box appears, click Save this file to disk, and then click OK. Select a folder on your computer in which to store the .crl file, click Save, and then click Close.

  6. Open Windows Explorer and locate the .crl file you just saved.

  7. Right-click the .crl file and click Install CRL.

  8. When the Certificate Import Wizard opens, click Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate.

  9. After completing the Certificate Import Wizard, close Internet Explorer if you are finished using the Certificate Services Web pages.


  • To open Internet Explorer, click Start, point to All programs, and then click Internet Explorer.

  • To open Windows Explorer, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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