Windows Server 2016 Essentials - Generate CSR

This manual is for Windows Server 2016 Essentials. The Access Anywhere wizard will be used to create a CSR. Generating a CSR is also possible in IIS.

A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required when applying for an SSL certificate. This CSR (and private key) can be generated on your webserver. To request a wildcard certificate, fill in an * (asterisk) for the subdomain, for example *.sslcertificaten.nl (instead of www.sslcertificates.nl).

  1. Open the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard via Start → Windows Server Essentials → Windows Server Essentials Dashboard.
  2. Choose Set up Anywhere Access and select on the right side Click to configure Anywhere AccessWindows Server 2016 Essentials - Aanmaken CSR 1
  3. In the next screen click NextWindows Server 2016 Essentials - Aanmaken CSR 2
  4. Select I want to use a domain name I already own and fill in your domain name. Click on NextWindows Server 2016 Essentials - Aanmaken CSR 3
  5. Assuming that the server is configured besides the certificate, select I have manually configured my domain name and click NextWindows Server 2016 Essentials - Aanmaken CSR 4
  6. Select the last option I want to purchase a trusted SSL certificate for the domain name, followed by Certificate request details and fill in your organisation information. End by clicking OK and NextWindows Server 2016 Essentials - Aanmaken CSR 5
  7. You will be presented the generated CSR. Copy the CSR and save it in a text file. Click NextWindows Server 2016 Essentials - Aanmaken CSR 6
  8. At the final step select My certificate provider needs more time to process the request, click NextWindows Server 2016 Essentials - Aanmaken CSR 7

To order a certificate, copy the entire contents of the generated CSR, including the first and last line and all dashes.

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