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Windows Mobile 5 and Exchange 2003

We are trying to determine what type of root certificate we need in order to allow windows mobile 5 devices can authenticate with our exchange 2003 server.
We are looking at Verisign or thawte for our solution for a CA, but they havent been very helpful in recommending which type of certificate to purchase..

Any advice?
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ATIGCommented:
Ok, all you need to do is deploy a certificate to the Exchange server.

The Win mobile device just needs to be able to chain the cert.

Meaning if you buy a standard cert from Verisign for the server - the root chaing will already be on the windows machine. If the device does not natively chain up then you would just copy the root cert for the verisin CA to the Win mobile device.
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Dela-DCommented:
Hi,

Please also note that this will have to be a webserver certificate. The certificate needs to be entered into IIS on the Exchange server to get this to work.
So it will not be a root certificate, since that is held by Verisign or Thawte. You will have to ask them to supply you with a webserver certificate pointing at subdomain.yourdomain.com.

Hope this helps.
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SembeeCommented:
Can you clarify something?
Are you looking to use certificates to authenticate users with Windows Mobile 5, or just use Certificates to secure the connection?

Simon.
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CPGHelpDeskAuthor Commented:
The certificate will be used to authenticate mobile devices with with exchange
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ATIGCommented:
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CPGHelpDeskAuthor Commented:
I have the guide however it didnt really tell me much about what cert to buy...i went to both verisign and thawte's sites and it's like a foreign language to me.
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ATIGCommented:
any reason you dont want to Generate you own certs?
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CPGHelpDeskAuthor Commented:
Our engineer had issues with the home grown certs. The devices are already out of the box ready for cert authorities like verisign and thawte.
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ICINTRACOMCommented:
Sounds like the same setup we use here, we bought a Turbo SSL certificate from Go Daddy.
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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