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Certificate Lifespan

Posted by: | January 29, 2009 | No Comment |

Eileen has posted about a fairly long life span for one of the certificates on her machine – http://blogs.technet.com/eileen_brown/archive/2009/01/29/a-very-trusted-certificate.aspx

If you want to find the certificate that will last the longest on your machine – PowerShell is there for you

Get-ChildItem -Path Cert: -Recurse | Sort Notafter -Descending | Select -First 1 | Format-List

use –recurse to dir through all of the certificates – the certificate store is exposed as a drive by PowerShell.  Sort on the Notafter date & select the first.  Format as a list to see all the properties.

Quicker than opening a GUI.


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