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?
rjs990ctsAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi!

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

HTH

Toni
0
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.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
rjs990ctsAuthor Commented:
3rd party certificate resolved all issues.  Thanks
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
SBS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.