Generating a CSR can be performed in a lot of different ways. However, only the Certificates MMC comes installed by default on Microsoft Windows clients and servers. It can be a little finicky at first, but once you understand the underpinnings of the utility, it is an excellent tool.
Use these instructions to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) in Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
- Firstly, from the run dialog, run "mmc.exe".
- Select “Certificates” on the left, and add it to your selected Snap-Ins.