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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).

  1. Firstly, from the run dialog, run "mmc.exe".
  2. Select “Certificates” on the left, and add it to your selected Snap-Ins.
MMC Select Certificate

Author: Jeremy Schatten
Last Modified: 16/04/2019

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