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I have to install a SSL certificate on a windows server 2003 web server.  IIS 6.0.  I have never done this before.  I have some questions.  From research it looks like I can install it using Symantec SSL Assistant or using the IIS Administrator interface.  I will get the certificate through email.

My questions are
1.  Is one of these methods better than the other.
2. Do I have to disable the 'VerisSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authoirty-G5 Root CA certificate before I install.
3.  Will my current web site till be able to use http files that are not protected after installing the certificate.    Not sure if all my URL's have to be converted to https or if the certificate will only be activated if the URL is https.  I don't want to redo all my URLS.

Any links would be appreciated on how to do this sucessfully.
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NiceCuppaTea earned 500 total points
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Personally i prefer to use the IIS admin tools. Right click you website and go to properties then click the directory security tab click the server certificate button and follow the wizard.

HTTPS will not be forced by default.

You can right click on individual sub folder of your website to enforce https or not through the directory security tab in properties, click the edit button and tick require SLL box.

Not sure why you would want to disable a root CA certificate but your ssl provider requires it then its probably not going to hurt anything.
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Thank you very good answers to help me get through this.  Symantec install tools direct me to remove that specific certificate.  I checked and my server does not have it so I can disregard it.  I think I will go with the IIS tool also. Thanks again.
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