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Rename the CN without removing the certificate authority on a Windows server 2003 SBS

Does anyone have a quick method to rename the CN on a windows server 2003 SBS that is acting as the Certificate Authority without decommissioning the authority and removeing all related objects?
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:

You can't rename CN in already issued certificate. You can request for a new certificate with correct CN. Here is nice step by step guide which might help you to create certificate with proper CN values: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/08/21/how-to-install-a-public-3rd-party-ssl-certificate-on-iis-on-sbs-2003.aspx


Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
The quick method?  Assuming that you are using a self-signed certificate, then you just rerun the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW -- which is linked as Connect to the Internet in the Server Management Console > To-Do List)

A visual how-to for the CEICW is here:  http://sbsurl.com/ceicw

That's not only the "quick method" it's the ONLY method you should use because if you aren't using a 3rd party certificate, then the Certificate Services shouldn't even be installed on an SBS.

If you are using a  3rd party cert, then the link toniur provided above is what you want.

rjs990ctsAuthor Commented:
3rd party certificate resolved all issues.  Thanks

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