Script to setup cert. communication between SQL server endpoints for mirroring

SQL mirroring is a popular DR option for SQL databases. It provides a warm standby server where a database can be recovered quickly. Although SQL mirroring is being deprecated by Microsoft in SQL 2016 in lieu of Availability Groups, they share several elements of the underlying

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Verified on the following platforms
Windows 10 Yes
Windows Server 2012 Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 No
Windows Server 2008 R2 No
Windows Server 2008 No
Windows Server 2003 No
Windows Server 2016 No
Windows 8 Yes
Windows 7 No
Windows Vista No
Windows XP No
Windows 2000 No
This script is tested on these platforms by the author. It is likely to work on other platforms as well. If you try it and find that it works on another platform, please add a note to the script discussion to let others know.