25 February 2014

Error message when completing a certificate request on IIS 7.5

If you tried to complete (means the request has been submitted from the same server) a certificate request on IIS 7.5 and got the following message :
Cannot find the certificate request associated with this certificate file. A certificate request must be completed on the computer where it was created.
You can simply try to click on Cancel and refresh the window.

This is mostly a bug of IIS and the certificate could be installed anyway.

If not, try the following method :
  1. Import the certificate using mmc.exe and the Certificate addin in Personnal Certificates' store:

     
  2.  When the certificate is imported, find and copy the serial of this certificate:



  3. Remove the unnecessary spaces of the serial number and run the following command :
    certutil –repairstore my <serial number>

The certificate should now be imported and visible in the IIS interface

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