Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

We are in the process of moving a website from a machine with Windows Server 2008 R2/IIS 7.5 to a machine with Windows Server 2012/IIS 8.0 (EC2 instance) as we want to take advantage of the new SNI feature.

This website has an SSL through Go-Daddy, so downloaded the corresponding files and followed their instructions found here for IIS 7.0 since they don't have any available for IIS 8.0.

The problem that we are experiencing is that when we try to "Complete the Certificate Request" in IIS, it gives us an error message of "Failed to Remove Certificate"- we are not sure what certificate it is trying to remove.

In comparing them to Microsoft's instructions found here, we noticed during the import process when following Go-Daddy's instructions, it wants you to import the certificate into the "Intermediate Certification Authorities" directory which then places it in the Personal certificate store - but Microsoft's instructions say to import the certificate into the new Web Hosting certificate store. Not sure if this may be part of the issue...

We thought maybe it was something to do with the certificate GoDaddy was issuing so we bought a brand new certificate for a different website from Thawte - however we are still getting the same error of "Failed to Remove Certificate".

share|improve this question
    
duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/466266/… –  lrkwz Apr 4 '13 at 13:35
add comment

1 Answer

How are you requesting the certificate? Using Inet Mgr or typing MMC, adding certificates applet, then requesting the CSR?

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.