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Deploying a Test Certificate by Using the Default Domain Policy

Last Updated: 7/30/2016

A domain administrator who is logged on to a domain on a computer that is running Windows Vista and later versions of Windows can configure the default domain policy to deploy a test certificate to the certificate stores of computers in the domain.

After the default domain policy is configured as described in this topic, the certificate stores of computers in the domain are updated approximately every 90 minutes and every time that a computer is restarted. In addition, each computer can force an update of the default domain policy by using the gpupdate /force command.

To configure the default domain policy to deploy a test certificate to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Administrative Tools.

  2. Open Domain Security Policy.

  3. In the left pane of the Console box, expand Default Domain Policy, expand Computer Configuration, expand Windows Settings, expand Security Settings, expand Public Key Policies, and select Trusted Root Certification Authorities.

  4. On the main menu bar, click Action, and then click Import to open the Certificate Import Wizard.

  5. On the first page of the Certificate Import Wizard, click Next, and then in the File Name box of the File to Import page, enter the name of the file that contains the certificate to be imported, and then click Next. (Or, click Browse, browse to the file, and select it).

  6. To finish the Certificate Import Wizard, click Next twice and then click Finish.

Use the same type of procedure to configure the default domain policy to deploy a test certificate to the Trusted Publishers certificate store as described above for the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store. In step (3) of the procedure in this section, select Trusted Publishers certificate store instead of the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store.

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