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Installing SSL Certificate

By mlacombe ·
Hopefully this is easy and it's something stupid that I'm missing.
I'm trying to install an SSL certificate on a single webpage. When I go into the properties on the webpage and look at the Directory Security, the Server Certificate button is greyed out. The only thing I can do is click on Edit.
I've installed Certificate Services and rebooted the server but still cannot get to the point where I pull the data from my server to put on the Verisign website to generate my SSL cert. Can somewhere tell me what I'm doing wrong?

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by lowlands In reply to Installing SSL Certificat ...

I am assuming here you are running IIS5 or 6.
I am not familiar with what exaclt the verisign website needs. I do know you don't need certificate serives on your server. You'd use that to create your own certificates.
Typically, to get a certificate you'll need all your company information, the name of your website and such. When verisign has given you your certificate, you will have to install it on your webserver. Depending on the format, you can just doubleclick the file you get and tell it to install (make sure to install in the computers certificate store, not a users). When you've done that, the Server Certificate button will no longer be greyed out.

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by mlacombe In reply to Installing SSL Certificat ...

I am running IIS 6.0
This is the website I'm following to obtain my cert. http://www.verisign.com/support/ssl-certificates-support/page_dev020182.html

I can't obtain an SSL cert from Verisign without going through this enrollment process.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Installing SSL Certificat ...

did you see this (i've snipped the good part)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306667/en-us

Server Certificate Button Unavailable in IIS
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Article ID : 306667
Last Review : June 30, 2004
Revision : 1.0
This article was previously published under Q306667
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SYMPTOMS
CAUSE
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Steps to Reproduce the Behavior
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SYMPTOMS
When you try to generate a certificate request by using the Internet Information Services (IIS) Certificate Wizard from the properties of a site, the Server Certificate button may be unavailable or you may receive an error message similar to the following:
The Instruction at "0X64e6a38e" referenced memory at 0X00000000. The memory could not be "read".

Note You may also see the IIS Manager close without error.
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CAUSE
The Xenroll.dll file is not properly registered.
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RESOLUTION
Xenroll.dll is located in the \Winnt\System32 directory. Follow these steps to reregister Xenroll.dll: 1. Open Windows Explorer, expand the Winnt directory, and then click the System32 directory.
2. Click Start, click Run, and then type Regsvr32 in the text box.
3. In Windows Explorer, locate Xenroll.dll in the \Winnt\System32 directory, and then drag Xenroll.dll into the text box that is described in step 2.
4. Click OK. A message box states that the Xenroll.dll registration is successful.

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did you see this (i've snipped the good part)

by navyjax2 In reply to

Long story short, reply said to do:
regsvr32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\xenroll.dll
at the Run line. This may or may not have worked for me, since I didn't check it at the "Default Web Site" level before running the command.

What I needed to do, though, was to go to the "Default Web Site" properties and find "Server Certificate" in the Directory Security tab there, instead of under the virtual directory I was trying to secure. Apparently IIS doesn't let you go down that granularly to set SSL on only one site versus another.

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by mlacombe In reply to Installing SSL Certificat ...

Well I knew it was something stupid. I was trying to get to the area I needed through the folder, not through the actual website itself. Thanks for the help anyway.

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