Manage certificates for your user account

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

To manage certificates for your user account

  1. Click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.

  2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in, and then click Add.

  3. Under Snap-in, double-click Certificates, and then:

    • If you are logged on as an administrator, click My user account, and then click Finish.

    • If you are logged on as a user, Certificates automatically loads.

  4. Click Close.

    Certificates - Current User appears on the list of selected snap-ins for the new console.

  5. If you have no more snap-ins to add to the console, click OK.

  6. To save this console, on the File menu, click Save.


  • To switch between managing certificates for your user account, a computer, or a service, you must have separate instances of Certificates added into the console.

  • For additional help with creating and using MMC consoles, on the Help menu, click Help Topics.

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.

See Also


Working with MMC console files
Save an MMC console file
Starting the Certificates snap-in
Manage certificates for a computer
Manage certificates for a service