When Configuration Manager 2007 is operating in native mode, clients communicate with the site using a client certificate that is managed externally to Configuration Manager 2007.

By default, a Configuration Manager 2007 client will look for a suitable certificate in the Computer Personal store. If this is the location of the deployed client certificate, there is nothing further to configure. However, if the client certificate is stored in an alternative location, you must specify the client certificate store.

There are two supported procedures you can use for this configuration. Choose the procedure that is suitable for your environment. The two procedures are as follows:

Additionally, you can also specify the settings using your in-house client management tools, which might include incorporating the settings in a standard build image and deploying custom scripts to edit the registry.

To specify the client certificate store by publishing the setting to Active Directory Domain Services:

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Site Management.

  2. Right-click <site code> - <site name> and then click Properties.

  3. On the Site Mode tab in the site properties dialog box, ensure that the site mode is configured for Native and enter the alternative certificate store you want to use in the text box for Certificate store name.

  4. Click OK.

To specify the client certificate store by specifying the setting using CCMSetup.exe command-line options:

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