Poking into the "trusted root certification authorities" certificate stores for the current user and the local machine


Sometimes, like when trying to install a test driver you just built, it is very important to distinguish between “I trust this code” and “my machine trusts this code.”

It can be difficult to tell the difference by just double-clicking on a .cat file or using signtool.exe verify – luckily, the Microsoft Management Console provides a way.

  1. Start | mmc.exe
  2. Agree to elevation prompt
  3. File | Add/Remove Snap-in…
  4. You will be presented with a list of Microsoft Management Console snap-ins.
  5. Click on Certificates
  6. Add >
  7. You will be asked which security context you want to administer.
  8. Choose “My user account”
  9. Finish
  10. Click on Certificates (again)
  11. Add >
  12. You will be asked which security context you want to administer.
  13. This time, choose, “Computer account”
  14. You will be asked which computer you want to administer.
  15. Choose “Local computer”
  16. Finish

You will now be able to see both the “current user” and “local machine” certificate stores independently.

Comments (1)

  1. SENZO MBATHA says:

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