2008 r2 - certificate exporting not working as expected
I am having an issue with exporting certificate private keys and am hoping someone can chime in and assist. We are running windows server 08 r2.
I do not what to be able to export a certificate and include the private key. For the purpose that I want to use the certificate for, the certificate is useless if it can be exported and then imported into the store of another machine.
I copied the User template and made sure the “Allow private key to be exported” radio button is unchecked.
I also verified that the flag changed to the correct value in the registry for this setting.
Even after doing this, I am able to generate a certificate, go to my personal store and exported it (with the private key and all attributes), move it to another PC, and use it for authentication.
I have searched all over but everyone seems to report the exact opposite of my issue, NOT being able to export it and the “export private key” option being greyed out.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated!