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Posted on 2013-11-06
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Hi Everybody

Is there a quick way to import a group of certificates in to windows rather than to import them seperatly and click on browse and select “Show Physical Stores” and
select “Trusted Root Certification Authorities” -> “Local Computer”?

I need to be doing this on LOTS of 2008R2 servers.

Thanks
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by:Haslerct
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Hi,

If all your server is joined to domain, then you can use GPO to do this:

To add a trusted root certification authority to a Group Policy object

1. Open the Group Policy object (GPO) that you want to edit.


2. In the console tree, click Trusted Root Certification Authorities.

¿Policy Object Name/Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Public Key Policies/Trusted Root Certification Authorities



3. On the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and then click Import.

 This starts the Certificate Import Wizard, which guides you through the process of importing a root certificate and installing it as a trusted root certification authority (CA) for this GPO.


Details:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738131(v=ws.10).aspx
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by:George-
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Hi

It is going to be for many different domains so GPO will be more work than just importing them.

Fastest/easiest I have so far is to save a MMC for certs / Local cimputer and import/browse to them.
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George- earned 0 total points
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Hi

Created a batch file and copied certmgr.exe with the certs.

@echo off
d:
cd\
cd cert
certmgr.exe -add -c *********.cer -s -r localMachine root
certmgr.exe -add -c /////////////.cer -s -r localMachine root
certmgr.exe -add -c ----------------.cer -s -r localMachine root
certmgr.exe -add -c ++++++++++.cer -s -r localMachine root
certmgr.exe -add -c """""""""""""".crt -s -r localMachine root

Thanks for your inputs.
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by:George-
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Fixed myself
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