Windows : Complete certificate request denied with IIS8

By | November 10, 2013

I recently end up with the following error while completing a certificate request on Windows Server 2012 and IIS 8 :

Execption from HRESULT: 0x8007005(E_ACCESSDENIED)

The workaround I’ve found is to manually install the certificate. Follow theses steps to proceed with a manual SSL certificate installation :

1. Open the Microsoft Management Console (well known as MMC) :

2. Then add a snap-in console :

File > Add/Remove Snap-in

3. Do the following actions :

Certificate > Add > Computer account > Local computer > Finish > OK

4. Drag and drop your certificate file under the “Personal” folder.

Your certificate should now be visible in the IIS console.