How to Move Your Certificate to Another Certificate Store

Did you accidentally choose to use the Personal store during certificate import through IIS 8 in place of selecting Web Hosting store? If so, these instructions provide a way to correct the problem without having to delete and re-import the cert file.

  1. Go to Start > Run
  2. Type in MMC and click OK
  3. Go into the File Tab and select Add/Remove Snap-in
  4. Click on Certificates and click on Add
  5. Select Computer Account and click Next
  6. Select Local Computer and click Finish
  7. Click OK to close the Add/Remove Snap-in window
  8. Double click on Certificates (Local Computer) in the center window
  9. Double click on the Personal folder, and then on Certificates
  10. Highlight the Certificate(s) you want to Move or Copy
  11. Right click on the highlighted certificate and choose Cut or Copy
  12. Right click the Web Hosting certificate store from the left column and choose Paste
  13. The certificate(s) will now appear in the Web Hosting certificate store

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