How to Install and Remove Certificates from a Certification Authority

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

DPM supports two types of certificates to successfully encrypt data at a protection group level: self-signed certificates and certificates imported from a certification authority (CA). Click the link in the following procedure to get information about how to install and remove trusted certificates.


SSL server certificates for Internet Information Services (IIS) are stored in the "Personal" ("My") certificate store of the "computer account" ("localMachine"). The "Certificates" snap-in of the Microsoft Management Console (mmc.exe) must be used to manage these certificates. The certificate management window (accessible from "Internet Properties" / "Content" / "Certificates" or from "Control Panel" / "Users and Passwords" / "Advanced" / "Certificates") cannot be used.

To install and remove trusted certificates

See Also


How to Create Self-Signed Certificates for Successful Encryptions
How to Import Certificates into DPMBackupStore


What Are Certificates?