Installation Instruction for Microsoft IIS 6.0

Solution ID:    SO25671    Updated:    09/16/2016

Solution

There are two options to install an SSL certificate for Microsoft IIS 6.0.
  • GeoTrust SSL Assistant certificate installation
  • Manual SSL certificate installation
 
Option 1:  GeoTrust SSL Assistant Certificate Installation
  1. Download your certificate from the unique secure link we provide your technical contact via order fulfillment email.
  2. The ZIP file you download contain the SSL and Intermediate CA certificate in PKCS#7 file (i.e. ssl_certificate.p7b).
  3. Unzip the download file onto the server where you will install the certificate.
  4. Follow instructions in the getting_started.txt file.


Option 2: Install Your SSL Certificate Manually

  1. Download your certificate from the unique secure link we provide your technical contact via email.
  2. The ZIP file you download contain the SSL and Intermediate CA certificate in PKCS#7 file (i.e. ssl_certificate.p7b).
  3. Unzip the files onto the server where you will install the certificate.
  4. In Windows, click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  5. Under Web Sites, right-click your web site and select  Properties.
  6. Click the Directory Security tab, under Secure Communications, click Server Certificate
  7. The Web Site Certificate Wizard will open, click Next.
  8. Choose Process the Pending Request and Install the Certificate, then click Next.
    NOTE: The pending request must match the response file. If you deleted the pending request in error you must generate a new CSR and replace this certificate.
  9. Select the location of the certificate response file, and then click Next.
    NOTE: By default the wizard will look for a ".cer" file. Click the drop-down arrow next to File Types, and select All Files. Then browse to the location where the ssl_certificate.p7b file was saved.
  10. Read the summary screen to be sure that you are processing the correct certificate and then click Next.
  11. You see a confirmation screen. After you read this information, click Next.
  12. Be sure to assign your site an SSL port (443 by default).
  13. Stop and start your Web server prior to any testing.
    NOTE: In some cases the changes may not take place after restarting IIS Services and a server re-boot is required.


If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, GeoTrust recommends that you contact either the vendor of your software or an organization that supports Microsoft server.
 

Verify your certificate installation

To verify if your certificate is installed correctly, use the GeoTrust Installation Checker
 

Microsoft
 
         For more information, refer to Microsoft Support website.

 

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