Step one – Right mouse click Internet Explorer and Click on Run as Administrator
Step two – Approve IE – and for a REALLY great book on WHY this is doing this I suggest you read this book.
Step three – Ensure that the IE window down at the bottom says “Protected Mode off”
Step four – Launch the site and click through the cert error (click continue)
Step five – click on the bar that says “Certificate Error” on the upper right.
Step six – Click View Certificate
Step seven – Click on install certificate
step eight – Click next
step nine – Specifically place the cert in the trusted Root Certification Authorities
step ten – click next
step 11 – Click finish.
step 12 – At the end of hitting finish you will get a “are you sure” window… if you don’t see this the cert install isn’t working right.
step 13 – Click yes.
step 14 – To confirm this, close down IE and relaunch as a normal user (not as Admin)
Any web site that needs a SSL should no longer be pink, and inside IE, in the content, certificates tab, you’ll see Your self signed cert as a trusted cert now.