If you are an administrator on the certification authority (CA), complete the next procedure to issue the certificate after you have generated the request. If you are not an administrator on the CA, complete the procedure in Submitting an Offline Request to a Public Certification Authority.

To issue a certificate

  1. Click Start, click Run, type mmcin the Openbox, and then click OK.

  2. On the Filemenu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  3. Click Add, click Certification Authority, and then click Add.

  4. Click Another computer, and then click Browse.

  5. Choose your CA, and then click OK.

  6. Click Finish.

  7. Click Close.

  8. Click OK.

  9. In the snap-in, expand the Certification Authoritynode.

  10. Right-click your CA, click All Tasks, and then click Submit new request.

  11. In the Open Request Filedialog box, go to and click the certificate request (.txt) file that you created by using the wizard, and then click Open.

  12. In the Save Certificatedialog box, enter a File name(that is, with an X.509 extension, .cer, .crt, or .der) for the certificate, and then click Save.

  13. Close the CA snap-in.

    Repeat these steps on each server in the pool for which you generated an offline certificate request.