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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Managing Certificates

Public-key certificates serve as the security medium for many of the Windows Server 2003 protocols and mechanisms. Network authentication, IPSec, Encrypting File System (EFS), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) all use certificates. The MMC provides the Certificates snap-in for the single purpose of managing user, computer, and service certificates.

To add the Certificates snap-in to the MMC, run Mmc.exe from the Start menu. From the File menu, select Add/Remove Snap-In. Click Add and select Certificates from the list of snap-ins provided. You’re given a choice of which account to manage certificates for: My User Account, Service Account, or Computer Account. For the service ...

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