Many applications look for a certificate in only one certificate store. If a certificate is not in the certificate store that you need, you can move it from one store to another.
Users or local Administrators is the minimum group membership required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.
|To move a certificate|
Open the Certificates snap-in for a user, computer, or service.
Under the logical store that contains the certificate to move, click Certificates.
In the details pane, click the certificate that you are moving. (To select more than one certificate, hold down CTRL and click each certificate.)
On the Action menu, click Cut.
In the console tree, click the logical store where you want to move the certificate.
On the Action menu, click Paste.
- User certificates can be managed by the user
or by an administrator. Certificates issued to a computer or
service can only be managed by an administrator or user who has
been given the appropriate permissions.
- To open the Certificates snap-in, see
Certificates Snap-in to an MMC.
- In the Certificates snap-in, you can only
move an object within certificate stores. For example, you cannot
move an object to a folder in Windows Explorer. To move a
certificate to or from a folder on the file system or a removable
storage device, see Import a
Certificate, Export a
Certificate, and Export a Certificate
with the Private Key.