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2048 CSR On Windows XP

Posted on 2012-03-19
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Hello,

Just wondering if anyone has ever created a 2048 Certificate request on a Windows XP SP2 workstation running IIS 6. OUr application can use a standard CSR but we don't see the option in XP to add a another website to generate the CSR for 2048.

Any guidance is appreciated would be great.
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Brad Howe earned 500 total points
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Hi,

You only need a second site if you need your existing site to remain online while you upgrade. Replacing a SSL certificate is relatively a straight process and should only take about 10 minutes.  However,  unfortunately, your options are limited. This is the limit of XP.

Options:
1. Take the down time, remove, generate, replace.
2. Use another Server/XP host to temporarily generate the new CSR, and then EXPORT / IMPORT and REPLACE.
     http://www.digicert.com/ssl-support/pfx-import-export-iis.htm
3. Use commandline certreq.exe
     http://blogs.technet.com/b/pki/archive/2009/08/05/how-to-create-a-web-server-ssl-certificate-manually.aspx

Hope it helps,
Hades666
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The use of command line certreq was very useful.
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