Shortly after I posted PKI Tip: Certificate Store Shortcuts, Tom Aafloen (@TomAafloen) let me know of another easy way to access the Certificate Stores in Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012.

Step 1.  Hold down the Windows key on the keyboard and press the W Key (Windows key + W key) to search settings.

Step 2.  Type cer in the search box

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And in the results you will see “Manage user certificates”, you can select this if you want to open the Certificates MMC targeted for the current user.

You will also see “Manage computer certificates”, you can select this if you want to open the Certificates MMC targeted for the local machine.

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-Chris