PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v2.20, by Dr. Herong Yang
Creating Certificate Console as a MMC Snap-In
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 with a list of "Available snap-ins".
3. Select "Certificates" and click "Add". The "Certificates snap-in" options dialog box shows up.
4. Select "My user account" and click "Finish". This allows me to manage certificates for my login account only.
5. Select "Certificates" and click "Add" again. Select "Computer account", then select "Local computer" this time. This allows me to manage certificates on this computer for all login accounts.
6. Click "OK" on the "Add/Remove Snap-in" dialog box to accept the new snap-in.
7. Click "Save" from the "File" menu. The "Save As" dialog box shows up.
8. 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:
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