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Step 1: Access Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

From the Start screen, type Run and click enter. In the Run window, type mmc and then, click Ok. If the User Account Control window appears, click Yes to allow MMC to make changes.

Step 2: Add Certificates to selected Snap-ins

In the Console window, click File > Add/Remove Snap-in.

MMC Add/Remove snap-in

In the Add or Remove Snap-ins window, under Available snap-ins, click Certificates and then click the Add button.

Add Certificates snap-in

In the Certificates snap-in window, click Computer account and then click the Next button.

Add Certificates snap-in using Computer account

In the Select Computer window, click Local computer: (the computer this console is running on) and then click the Finish button.

Use Local computer with snap-in

Step 3: Export certificate and private key

In the Console window, in the Console Root section, expand Certificates (Local Computer). Expand the folder that contains the certificate that you want to export/back up, and then, click the associated Certificates folder. Be sure to check both the Personal and Web Hosting folders. In the center section of the window, right-click on the certificate that you want to export/backup and then click All Tasks > Export to open the Certificate Export Wizard.

Find certificate and start export process

Click the Next button on the Welcome to the Certificate Export Wizard window.

Find certificate and start export process

On the Export Private Key page, select Yes, export the private key option and then click the Next button.

Export private key along with certificate

On the Export File Format page, select Personal Information Exchange. Check the Include all certificates in the certification path if possible checkbox. This will ensure that all intermediate certificates will be included as part of the export. Click the Next button to continue.

Choose certificate export file format

On the Security page, check the Password checkbox. Enter and confirm your password and then click the Next button.

Choose security for certificate export

On the File to Export page, browse and select the location where you would like to export/backup the file.

Choose file name and location for certificate export

On the Completing the Certificate Export Wizard page, verify the settings and then click the Finish button. You should receive The export was successful. message.

Complete certificate export

The exported .pfx file contains your certificate, intermediate certificates as well as the private key. You can import the certificate, intermediates as well as private key to another Windows server using the .pfx file. You can also use the SSL Converter online tool to convert the .pfx (PKCS#12) file to any other format you may need in the future.