You can use certificates as an alternative to the Kerberos protocol for mutual authentication. Certificates provide encryption between an agent and the Essentials 2007 management server.

Use the MOMCertImport tool to import and configure certificates when needed on the management server, the agent on a managed computer, or on an Essentials 2007 console-only installation.

To import certificates

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Administrators group.

  2. On the Windows desktop, click Start, and then click Run.

  3. In the Run dialog box, type cmd and then click OK.

  4. At the command prompt, type <drive_letter>:\<Essentials_folder> (where <drive_letter> is the drive where the Essentials 2007 installation media is located, and <Essentials_folder> is the name of the folder in which Essentials 2007 was installed) and then press ENTER.

  5. Type cd\Tools\i386 and then press ENTER.

    On 64-bit computers, type cd\Tools\amd64.
  6. Type MOMCertImport and then press ENTER.

  7. In the Select Certificate dialog box, click the certificate you want to import, and then click OK.

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