Security Certificate install results in 'Access is denied' IIS7
Posted on 2014-10-21
When trying to install my Comodo SSL certificate on my SBS2011 server (IIS7) it’s failing with “There was an error performing this operation: Details: access is denied”. Most hits on this point to security settings on the c:\program data\microsoft\crypto\rsa\machinekeys folder and offer a solution of granting full permissions to the folder to ‘everyone’ and full permissions to the folder & all subfolder to ‘administrators’. But on attempting to set these permissions, even though am logged on as domain administrator, I get “An error occurred while applying security information to…… Access is Denied”. After closing the folder properties window, the security does show it the way I want it, but installing the certificate still fails with this same error.