As an IT administrator, having a list of installed certificates on your Windows system is essential for maintaining a secure environment, as well as for troubleshooting any issues that may arise. Certificates are used to authenticate and encrypt data, and can be installed on any Windows operating system from Windows 7 and above.
The easiest way to obtain a list of installed certificates is to use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). To access the MMC, open the Start menu and search for “mmc”. Once the MMC is open, click on File > Add/Remove Snap-in. From the available snap-ins, select Certificates and click Add. When prompted, select My user account and click Finish.
Once the Certificates snap-in is added, you should be able to view a list of certificates installed on the system. You will be able to view the certificates under the Personal, Trusted Root Certification Authorities, and Third-Party Root Certification Authorities folders.
You can use the Certificates snap-in to view more details about each certificate, such as the issuer, valid from and until dates, and signature algorithm. You can also use the snap-in to delete certificates that you do not need.
It is also possible to obtain a list of installed certificates using the command line. To do this, open an elevated Command Prompt window and type in the following command:
CertUtil -store -v my
This command will display all certificates installed on the system under the My (personal) store. You can also use the CertUtil command to view the details of each certificate, as well as to delete certificates that you do not need.
Having a list of installed certificates is essential for maintaining a secure environment, as well as for troubleshooting any issues that may arise. The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and the CertUtil command are both useful tools for obtaining a list of installed certificates on your Windows system.