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    I have a WSUS 3.0 server and the SSL certificate expired. I ran the 'Create a certificate request' wizard through IIS and the certreq.txt file has been generated. How do I approve it so it creates a certificate? I checked the Certification Authority mmc and there is nothing in the pending requests folder... All help is appreciated.

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    Re: Approve certificate request for local standalone CA

    I usually use certreq.exe from the command line. Type:-
    certreq.exe -submit certreq.txt
    to submit the request and then
    certreq.exe -accept certreq.cer
    to link the private key to the certificate and remove the pending request.

    Off the top of my head I think a req file has to be imported into the Certifcate Authority before it shows as a pending request. I might be wrong, I don't really use the snap-in much.
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      Re: Approve certificate request for local standalone CA

      Originally posted by cruachan View Post
      I usually use certreq.exe from the command line. Type:-
      certreq.exe -submit certreq.txt
      to submit the request and then
      certreq.exe -accept certreq.cer
      to link the private key to the certificate and remove the pending request.

      Off the top of my head I think a req file has to be imported into the Certifcate Authority before it shows as a pending request. I might be wrong, I don't really use the snap-in much.
      Thanks, that helped my figure it out. I was able to get the certificate deployed.

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