Trusted Root Certificate List Windows 2012 vs. Windows 8


  • Hi!

    I was wondering if someone could explain something to me that just poped up?

    I was looking at the list of trusted root certificates on a Windows Server 2012 and noticed that the list is A LOT shorter than the list on a Windows 8 PC. Anybody now why this is so and what I can do about it?

    Best Regards,

    Gerrit Deike

    If you think your to small to make a differnce, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room...

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:18 PM



    Windows attempts automatic update of the list. If this succeed, additional certificates are added to the store. Certificates are never removed (to enable revokal).

    I think the differnce between the Windows 8 PC and the 2012 server might just be their internet connectivity.

    Servers are usually not connected to the internet, thus cannot update the root certificate store. Configuring internet connectivity should in that case resolve the issue. Note this process uses proxy configuration of IE if applicable.


    Thursday, July 04, 2013 8:13 AM