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How to delete a certificate on Windows Server

If you tried to install a p7b certificate file on a sever which didn't have its private key, it is possible that your certificate was imported but isn't usable and that it is blocking any PKCS#12 (.pfx or .p12) certificate file import. To solve this problem, you need to delete the certificate from the MMC and to re-import it with its private key.

1- Launch the MMC

Direct link to launch the certificates' manager:
Click on Start, execute, enter certmgr.mmcthen click OK.

Or use the following instructions:
  • Click on Start   then select Run   and type mmc
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  • Click on the File menu  and select Add/Remove Snap-in  
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  • Choose Add  , select    in the Standalone Snap-inlist   then click   Add
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  • Choose   Computer Account then click   Next
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  • Choose   Local Computerand click on   Finish
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  • Close the window and click OK in the parent window.
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Delete a certificate

  • Search your certificate in the tree. It probably is in thePersonnal folder  .
  • Right click on your certificat and select Delete  .
  • Confirm the suppression.
  • You certificate has now been deleted