There are different ways to install SSL in IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0. The procedures to configure SSL in IIS 6.0 and
IIS 7.0 are given below.
Configuring SSL in IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003
To configure SSL in IIS 6.0:
1. Download IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools from the link IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools.
2. Install IIS 6.0 Resourse Kit Tools.
3. Go to and change the directory to the location of binary selfssl.exe (e.g. "c:\Program Files\IIS
4. Execute the utility selfssl with the following parameters:
selfssl /N:cn=certificate_name /S:site_id (e.g. selfssl /N:cn=MyComputer.Sample.com /S:1, if
site id is 1, cn should be a combination of computer's FQDN name and IP address)
5. Next configure the SSL Settings.
Go to command prompt and change the directory to the location of file adsutil.vbs (e.g. "c:
Run the adsutil.vbs from the command prompt as mentioned below:
cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set /w3svc/site_id/SecureBindings ":443 (e.g. cscript.exe
adsutil.vbs set /w3svc/1/SecureBindings ":443, if site id is 1)
Configure SSL in IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2
To configure SSL in IIS 7.0:
1. Download SelfSSL7 utility from the link SelfSSL.exe.
2. Call the utility SelfSSL7.exe with the below mentioned parameters:
SelfSSL7.exe /Q /N cn=Certificate_Name /I /S Web_Site_Name. e.g.
SelfSSL7.exe /Q /N cn="TestCert.TestLab.com" /I /S "Default Web Site"
Configuring Secure Communication Using Root Certificate Authority
Installing Root Certificate Authority in IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2
Use the following guidelines:
In order to install the certificate, two steps need to be followed:
Install the certificate on Domain Controller server.
Install the certificate on WDM server.
Installing the Certificate on the Domain Controller Server
Use the following guidelines:
1. Go to the Server Manager.
2. In the tree pane select Roles->Add Roles.
3. In Add Roles wizard, select Server Roles from the tree pane.
4. In select Server Role window, check Active Directory Certificate Service from Roles.
5. Click Next->Next. Then in Role Services, check the options Certification Authority and Certificate
Authority Web Enrolment.
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