How to Request a Digital Certificate Using MMC


This topic explains how to request a digital certificate using MMC for the purposes of setting up a PKI/Exchange test environment.

The computer account and domain names used in this procedure are based on the test environment described in Implementing an Exchange 2003-Based Message Security System in a Test Environment.

Before You Begin

At the console, log on to CONT-WK01 as a member of the Domain Users group.


To request a digital certificate using MMC

  1. Click Start, click Run, type certmgr.msc, and then click OK.

  2. In MMC, expand Certificates - Current User, and then expand Personal.

  3. In the right pane, right-click and point to All tasks, and then click Request New Certificate.

    New certificate request in MMC


  4. On the first page of the Certificate Request Wizard, click Next.

  5. On the Certificate Types page, click User in the Certificate types list, and then click Next.

  6. On the Certificate Friendly Name and Description page, type a descriptive name (such as Network Certificate) in the Friendly name box, type a description (optional) in the Description box, and then click Next.

  7. On the final page of the wizard, click Finish.

You should see a dialog box stating The certificate request was successful.