There are several ways to deal with SSL certificate under Microsoft Windows.
One way is to use the certificate manager built into Internet Explorer,
which works under most versions of Windows. But the IE route only works
with certificates stored under "Current User". If you need to work
with certificates stored under "Local Computer" (and certificates need
to be stored in there for Windows Services,) you have to use MMC instead.
MMC is available only for Windows 2000 Pro and better.
Here are the step necessary to setup MMC to deal with SSL certificates.
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From Windows Start Menu, select
Run... and enter
(Console | Add/Remove Snap-in...)
Add. From "Available Stand Alone Snap-ins" choose
Certificate. Then choose
My user account and then
Repeat the step above once more, but this time choose
Computer account. After that choose
Local Computer and click on
(Console | Save As). Give it the filename
To test out the new consoel, launch MMC again, then choose
(Console | Open) to open
that you have just saved.
To import a certificate (which needs to be in PFX format) into the local computer Certificate store, open up the branch
Certificates (Local Computer)/Personal/Certificates, right click and choose
(All Tasks | Import...)