makecert crashing 2nd time I try it. I'm not removing something it creates.

Hi Experts,

I'm doing the following command on Visual Studio 2008 command line:
makecert.exe -sr currentuser -ss ROOT -a sha1 -n "CN=MyCompany,O=MyCompany,OU=MyUnit" -sky signature -pe -r "MyCompanyCA.cer" -sv "MyCompanyCA.pvk"

This works fine the first time.  But if I go into MMC and remove the certificate it generates and delete the generated files in the current directory (the cert and the pvk) and try the same command again, it crashes.  There's something else I need to delete somewhere - would anyone know what that something else is?

I know it's this because if I change the name of MyCompany to MyCompany2 (throughout), it works...

Thank you!
Mike
LVL 1
threadyAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Pls see this which drill  Into registry for cleanup. Also it stated a gotcha It doesn’t mention one gotcha discovered by trial and error:  without specifying an -sk option, it created the key using some default key container, and attempting to export key parameters in .NET code (using ExportParameters() or ExportCspBlob()) throws an exception–apparently the key container will not allow it. Maybe os through registry easier to find the certificate in the stores deposited

http://banachowski.com/deprogramming/2011/01/deleting-unwanted-certificate-stores-from-windows/

The detailed option for makecert can be found

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa386968(v=vs.85).aspx
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
 
threadyAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.