You can use the Certificates snap-in to request certificates. You can request any type of certificate that has been preconfigured and made available by an administrator of the certification authority (CA) that will process the certificate request.

Users or local Administrators is the minimum group membership required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To request a certificate
  1. Open the Certificates snap-in for a user or computer.

  2. In the console tree, click Certificates - Current User or Certificates (Local Computer). Select the Personal certificate store.

  3. On the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and then click Request New Certificate to start the Certificate Enrollment wizard. Click Next.

  4. Select the types of certificates that you want to request.

  5. You can click Details to review additional information about each certificate.

    If a caution symbol appears below the certificate, you might need to provide additional information before requesting that type of certificate. Click the More information is required to enroll for this certificate. Click here to configure message and provide the requested information, such as a subject name or the location of a valid signing certificate.

  6. To finish, click Enroll.

Additional considerations

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