I'm trying to generate a CSR for an SSL certificate to encrypt connections to my SqlServer 2008 instance located on a Windows Server 2008 server. Most of the documentation I've read mentions using the CSR wizard in IIS. This is a dedicated db server which does not have IIS installed.
Other documentation says to use the MMC Certificate Manager snap-in and right-click on Certificates node under Certificates (Local Computer) - Personal and select "All Tasks\Request New Certificate". I don't have this option under "All Tasks". All I have under All Tasks is "Import..." and "Advanced Operations...>". Then under Advanced Operations I have the option to "Create Custom Request" which seems to require way more information than I have available to me.
Has anyone encountered this situation before and/or have any suggestions as to how to generate a csr using a template that my SSL cert provider can handle?