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Installation for Microsoft® IIS 4.x

Installing a certificate on Microsoft® IIS 4.x

You will have received your certificate from us, a file typically named 'your_domain_com.crt' as well as the intermediate certificates UTNAddTrustServer_CA.crt and NetworkSolutions_CA.crt.  The root certificate AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt may also be provided.

Copy all of the certificate files to the server.

  1. Go to the 'Key Manager'. [Instructions for this can be found by following steps 1-5 of the Microsoft® IIS 4.x CSR generation instructions]. 
  2. Install the site-certificate by clicking on the key in the 'www' directory (usually represented by a broken key icon with a line through it). Choose 'Install Key Certificate' and select the certificate file. This is the certificate file with your FQDN in the filename. 
  3. Enter a password. If you chose one earlier during CSR generation, use that password. If not, leave the field empty. 
  4. You will be prompted for bindings for the site. Enter the IP for the site, and the port number (usually 443 unless you specifically choose otherwise). Using 'Any Assigned' IP is acceptable if you do not have any other sites with SSL certificates on the server. 
  5. Close 'Key Manager', choosing 'Yes' when prompted to save the changes. The certificate is now installed. If you have not already installed the intermediate certificates, please continue with the next steps. 

Installing the Intermediate Certificates

  1. Double-click on the AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt certificate file. This will begin the installation wizard. 
  2. Choose 'Place all certificates in the following store' followed by the 'Browse' button 
  3. Click 'Show physical stores' and select, 'Trusted Root Certification Authorities', then choose 'Local Computer'. Click 'OK', then click 'Next'. Finally choose 'Finish' to complete the wizard. 
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3 for the UTNAddTrustServer_CA.crt and NetworkSolutions_CA.crt files, but instead of 'Trusted Root Certification Authorities', select 'Intermediate Certification Authorities'. 
  5. Restart the server. The whole server will need to be restarted for the changes to take effect, not just IIS.