IIS SSL Certificate

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am running windows 2000 advanced server with iis 5. I am trying to re-install a ssl certificate and am getting the following error

"The pending certificate request for this response file was not found. This request may be canceled. You cannot install selected response certificate using this Wizard."

I am not sure what to do next or if there is any other information that would be helpful. Thanks.
Question by:MarkWP
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    You are attempting to install a certificate that does not match the private key (Pending request) that is currently residing in the Certificate Wizard. Microsoft IIS 5 only allows you to make one request per site. If you create a new CSR for the same website, your original request (and private key) will be overwritten.
    If you have a backup of the private key, you can install the certificate via the MMC if you can restore the request to the REQUEST folder.
    Unless you can find the matching private key for the certificate, you will need to have the certificates reissued.

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