Outdated: Creating Certificates Console on Windows XP

This section provides a tutorial example on how to create certificates console as MMC (Microsoft Management Console) snap-in on a Windows system.

Here is what I did to create MMC (Microsoft Management Console) snap-in to manage certificate stores on my Windows system.

1. Run "mmc.exe" from a command line window. A blank Console window shows up.

2. Click "Add/Remove Snap-in" from the "File" menu. The "Add/Remove Snap-in" dialog box shows up.

3. Click the "Add" button. A list of "Available standalone snap-ins" shows up.

4. Select "Certificates" and click "Add". The "Certificates snap-in" options dialog box shows up.

5. Select "Computer account" and click "Next". The "Select Computer" dialog box shows up.

6. Select "Local computer" and click "Finish". The "Certificates" snap-in is added.

7. Close the "Available standalone snap-ins" list dialog box.

8. Click "OK" on the "Add/Remove Snap-in" dialog box to accept the new snap-in.

9. Click "Save" from the "File" menu. The "Save As" dialog box shows up.

10. Enter "MyCertificatesConsole.msc" as the file name and click "Save".

Congratulations, a new MMC snap-in called, MyCertificatesConsole.msc, has been created under "All Programs" > "Administrative Tools" > MyCertificatesConsole.msc.

The picture below shows you some dialog boxes used in this tutorial:

Certificates Console on Windows XP
Certificates Console on Windows XP

Last update: 2011.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

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 Outdated: Viewing Server Certificate in Chrome 40

 Outdated: Viewing Server Certificate in Firefox 35

 Outdated: Viewing Pre-Installed Certificates in Firefox 35

 Outdated: Firefox 35 Displaying Certificate Error Page

 Outdated: Adding Security Exception in Firefox 35

 Outdated: Windows XP Component "Update Root Certificates"

Outdated: Creating Certificates Console on Windows XP

 Outdated: Applying Digital Signatures with Word 2007

 OutDated: Creating a Digital ID and Sign Word Documents

 OUtdated: Viewing Digital ID Created by MS Word

 Outdated: Obtaining a Trial Digital ID from ARX CoSign

 Outdated: Viewing Digital ID Obtained from ARX CoSign

 Outdated: Windows XP Component - Removing "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Page

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Icon

 Outdated: Viewing Certificate Path Validation Error in IE 8

 Outdated: Importing Root Certificate from a File to IE 8

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