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Exchange 2007 & Certificate problem

Posted on 2007-07-31
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Dear All,

I purchase a certificate from VeriSign to add it's to the Exchange 2007 server.

When I use the following command in Exchange Management Shell its work without problems:
 Import-ExchangeCertificate Path C:\certnew.cer FriendlyName Exchange Certificate 

But When I use the following commands in Exchange Management Shell to import the certificate it's not work:
Enable-exchangecertificate services IIS thumbprint 6A987005852BC8C9494E29AB28024F8567819587
Enable-ExchangeCertificate Thumbprint 6A987005852BC8C9494E29AB28024F8567819587 -Services IIS

I got the following error MSG:
WARNING: An unexpected error has occurred and a Watson dump is being generated: The certificate with thumbprint 6A987005852BC8C9494E29AB28024F8567819587 was found but is not valid for usage with Exchange Server (reason:PrivateKeyMissing).

Enable-ExchangeCertificate : The certificate with thumbprint 6A987005852BC8C9494E29AB28024F8567819587 was found but is not valid for usage with Exchange Server (reason: PrivateKeyMissing).

Can anyone help me to solve this problem?


Question by:Arabsoft
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Expert Comment

ID: 19599049
You need to import the certificate through Certificates under Administrative Tools and enter the passphrase to import the private key. You can also click Start->Run, type mmc and click File->Add/Remove snap-in. Choose Certificates.

Author Comment

ID: 19599184
Dear Peakpeak,
Thank you for your replay.

I open the Certificates. Under Personal>Certificates> I found the My Certificate but when i open the certificate and I go to the Certificate path, it's give me the following error:
This certificate has expired or is not yet valid.

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Expert Comment

ID: 19599190
No, don't open, import

Author Comment

ID: 19599974
how can i import?

can you please send me the steps in details.
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Accepted Solution

peakpeak earned 2000 total points
ID: 19599994
Certificates (local computer)->Personal, Right-click, All Tasks->Import

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