How to enable or import a Root Certificate in Windows using MMC?

Depending on the circumstance, you may be getting mixed results of browser certificate trust or, for whatever reason, are experiencing an issue with Cross Root Certificates or warning of not fully trusting a chaining root. Cross Root Certificate was used back in the day by some Certificate Authorities to help certificate trust to older outdated server systems. Due to the liability of allowing certificate trust to these systems that practice is no longer practiced. SSL Certificates are now used to modernize and update industry standards, not give loop wholes around staying secure.

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  • Create an MMC Snap-in for Managing Certificates on a Windows server system:
  • Checking to see if you have your Root within an MMC Root store:
  • Enabling All purposes of your Root certificate – if Root is found:
  • Importing a Root Certificate into MMC Root store:

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