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Step 5: Install a Certificate on the Client

In some cases you will have to connect through a custom-made MMC, but in this scenario you will retain your certificate within the browser.

  1. Go to the Windows XP computer.
  2. Open Internet Explorer and, in the address bar, type http://servername/certsrv (where servername is the actual host name of your server). A web page with the information you see in Figure 5 opens.
  3. Figure 5 Connecting to the server’s CA via the Web browser.

  4. Click the Request a certificate link.
  5. On the next screen click User Certificate.
  6. On the User Certificate – Identifying Information screen click Submit.
  7. Click Yes in the pop-up window(s) that appears.
  8. The browser should talk to the server and retrieve a certificate. Choose to install it now by clicking the Install This Certificate link.
  9. Click Yes in the pop-up window that appears to add the certificate to the store. You’ll be informed that the certificate has been installed.
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