How to overcome error 0x80070490 when installing updates in Windows Vista/Server 2008

Disclaimer: Please note that getting this error is a serious hint towards an unstable system (in my case it was caused by a faulty hard drive). While the solution steps worked fine on my system, please create and test a backup of your system before trying the below. You can easily get to the point…

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Creating "Wildcard" Certificate Requests for IIS using the Windows Vista/Server 2008 Certificates MMC plugin

You can use this to generate complex (as well as simple) certificate requests that satisfy pretty nice scenarios. For example, you can add the subject alternative names to the request that match all the web site names your certificate shouild  be used with. This allows you to create a “wildcard” certificate for example to use…

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