I'm having a problem obtaining a certificate from a CA running Certificate Services on a Windows 2000 box. Certificate Services has been installed as a stand alone root CA.
My ultimate goal is to encrypt SQL Server traffic. To that end, I'm following the directions found here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=276553
To summerize, this document assumes you have a Certificate Server already installed and running. First, you open http://CertServerName/certsrv/
and request a certificate. Once you have it installed, you verify that it is installed using the Certificates snap in for the MMC.
I've followed the directions to request the certificate. I've also figured out that, because my certificate server is installed as a stand alone server instead of an enterprise server, I need to go to Start --> Programs --> Administrative Tools --> Certification Authority, find the certificate, and Issue it. When I go back to http://CertServerName/certsrv/
, find the certificate, and click "Install this certificate", it says the certificate was installed successfully.
But here's my problem: when I go to verify that the certificate exists using MMC, it isn't there. From the documentation above: "Your installed certificates are located in the Certificates folder in the Personal container." But the Personal container is empty. There are no installed certificates.
Any ideas what is going on here? Am I missing any important relevant information?
Thanks for your help,