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Self Signed Certificate doesn't show after being deleted and reinstalled from MMC Certificates Snap-in

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I created a self-signed certificate for use with a VPN web portal that will be used by our employees. It worked fine. Now I am creating documentation and instructions with screenshots for users to install the certificate on their PC.

On two different machines, one XP and one Windows 7, I had successfully installed the certificate. Then I deleted the certificate from the MMC Certificates Snap-In so that I could go through the process again, and take screenshots, etc. Now, when I install it again, it says successfully completed but I don't see the certificate in the snap-in. Oddly enough, it seems to be working even though I don't see it in the snap-in. I have restarted the MMC, the browser, and the whole PC.

What's up with that?

Thanks!
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I figured it out - when I originally installed the certificate, it appeared in the MMC Certificate Snap-in under the certificates for the Computer account, chosen when the snap-in was added. When it was re-installed, it showed up in the user account view. When loading the snap-in I had to choose to manage certificates for "My user account" instead of "Computer account" to see it.
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