I need to create a public/private key pair for a certificate request. I would like to use IIS. Once the certificate is signed I will be distributing it to multiple servers and therefor will need the private key portion as well.
There are plenty of tutorials on how to create the pair and I have done this successfully, however, I can only seem to find the public key portion (I do realize this is the only thing I should send to the authority). I do not want to send a public key to the authority until I am certain I possess the private key as well.
I would appreciate any help; please keep in mind that I am a noob when comes to server administration. Thanks!
Edit: Based on the information I've been given below, maybe IIS is not the best tool for me to use. Can someone recommend a reliable tool for me to use on windows?