If your organization does not provide you with an SSL server certificate, you must request a new certificate that is signed by a CA.

You can use several methods to obtain a new signed certificate. For example, you can use Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager to request an SSL server certificate from a CA. For testing purposes, you can obtain a free temporary certificate based on an untrusted root from many CAs.

When you generate a certificate request on a computer, make sure that a private key is generated also. When you obtain the SSL server certificate and import it into the Windows local computer certificate store, there must be an accompanying private key that corresponds to the certificate.


Do not create certificates for View servers using a certificate template that is compatible only with a Windows Server 2008 enterprise CA or later.

For general information about obtaining certificates, consult the Microsoft online help available with the Certificate Snap-in to MMC. If the Certificate Snap-in is not yet installed on your computer, see Add the Certificate Snap-In to MMC.