vCenter default SSL certificate : Install Certificate is either not present or greyed out

When you try to import the vCenter Server default SSL certificate into the physical store of the XenDesktop Controller machine, you may find the ‘Install Certificate’ button either not present in the View Certificate window or is greyed out.

This happens if you’ve not added/assigned the administrator role for the domain admins group or user to the vCenter server. OR if one of the machine (either vCenter Server or XenDesktop controller) is not in domain.


Login to the vCenter Server using vSphere client and add the domain user who you want to give admin privileges to vCenter. Once done, you need to login to the XenDesktop Controller using the same user (subject to this user should also be an admin on the XenDesktop controller machine) as well.


About cloudray

Predominantly based around Virtualization, but will include other technology related information and anything else I find interesting and feel the need to share with you. I also use this Blog as both a place to store useful information that I think that will come in handy to me at some point in the future, and also a place to help aid my learning. I find a great way to learn about something is to research about it and then write it up in my own words. I'm Pushpal Ray, from India. As a certified VCP3/4/5 professional, I am currently working as an Independent Consultant. Over 10 years of IT-industry experience, currently focused around the Desktop Virtualization(End-User Computing). I also have extensive experience in Windows Administration, Datacenter Migration, Workload profiling & benchmarking. At my leisure, I enjoy hiking, running, photography, spend hours in my fav coffee shop & spend quality time with my wife. Occasionally, catch up with few friends for a drink!
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