Import the BranchCache certificate on client computers

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use the following procedure to import the BranchCache certificate into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store for the local computer on each client computer.

You must be a member of the Administrators group to perform this procedure.


You must perform the following procedure on both Client-01 and Client-02.

To import the BranchCache certificate on client computers

  1. Click Start, click Run, and then type mmc. The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) opens.

  2. In the MMC, click File, and then click Add/Remove Snap-in. The Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box opens. In Available snap-ins, click Certificates, and then click Add. The Certificates snap-in page opens.

  3. On the Certificates snap-in page, click Computer account, and then click Next.

  4. In Select Computer, ensure that Local computer is selected, and then click Finish. Click OK. The Certificates snap-in is added to the MMC.

  5. In the MMC, double-click Certificates (Local Computer), double-click Trusted Root Certification Authorities, and then click Certificates.

  6. On the Action menu, click All Tasks, and then click Import. The Certificate Import Wizard opens.

  7. Click Next. In File to import, click Browse. In the Open dialog box, navigate to the folder location where you saved the BranchCache.cer file. Select the file and click Open. The Open dialog box closes.

  8. In the Certificate Import Wizard, click Next.

  9. In Certificate Store, verify that Trusted Root Certification Authorities is selected, and then click Next.

  10. Click Finish. An information dialog box opens that displays the message The import was successful. Click OK.