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I have an Exchange 2007, which for some reason, only recently, and only on Outlook 2007 clients, produces a warning on the client saying:

"The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site"

I have done lots of research on this but the solutions do not seem to relate to our situation.  If i view the certificate from the above error, it says "issued to WMSvc-Meteor", there is no mention of our server name, I am not sure where this cert is from???

Here is the configuration of virtual dirs on our server:

[PS] C:\Windows\System32>Get-ExchangeCertificate -domain "meteor.mydomain.co.uk" |
 fl


AccessRules        : {System.Security.AccessControl.CryptoKeyAccessRule, System
                     .Security.AccessControl.CryptoKeyAccessRule, System.Securi
                     ty.AccessControl.CryptoKeyAccessRule, System.Security.Acce
                     ssControl.CryptoKeyAccessRule}
CertificateDomains : {Meteor, Meteor.mydomain.co.uk}
HasPrivateKey      : True
IsSelfSigned       : True
Issuer             : CN=Meteor
NotAfter           : 13/05/2009 13:14:26
NotBefore          : 13/05/2008 13:14:26
PublicKeySize      : 2048
RootCAType         : None
SerialNumber       : 905F2AA9247DA89F4DD4C853CA73132D
Services           : IMAP, POP, SMTP
Status             : Valid
Subject            : CN=Meteor
Thumbprint         : 54412056B6F134615A926794BCF67824994063C8



[PS] C:\Windows\System32>Get-OABVirtualDirectory | fl


Name                          : OAB (Default Web Site)
PollInterval                  : 480
OfflineAddressBooks           : {}
RequireSSL                    : False
MetabasePath                  : IIS://Meteor.mydomain.co.uk/W3SVC/1/ROOT/OAB
Path                          : C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Clie
                                ntAccess\OAB
Server                        : METEOR
InternalUrl                   : http://meteor.mydomain.co.uk/OAB
InternalAuthenticationMethods : {WindowsIntegrated}
ExternalUrl                   : http://mail.mydomain.com/OWA
ExternalAuthenticationMethods : {WindowsIntegrated}
AdminDisplayName              :
ExchangeVersion               : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
DistinguishedName             : CN=OAB (Default Web Site),CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,
                                CN=METEOR,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative
                                 Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Grou
                                ps,CN=mydomain,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,
                                CN=Configuration,DC=mydomain,DC=co,DC=uk
Identity                      : METEOR\OAB (Default Web Site)
Guid                          : 73b44c3a-b73c-4679-b361-bf88c9eb679b
ObjectCategory                : mydomain.co.uk/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-OAB-V
                                irtual-Directory
ObjectClass                   : {top, msExchVirtualDirectory, msExchOABVirtualD
                                irectory}
WhenChanged                   : 30/08/2008 00:02:42
WhenCreated                   : 13/05/2008 13:16:25
OriginatingServer             : darkangel.mydomain.co.uk
IsValid                       : True



[PS] C:\Windows\System32>Get-UMVirtualDirectory | fl


Name                          : UnifiedMessaging (Default Web Site)
InternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated}
ExternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated}
BasicAuthentication           : False
DigestAuthentication          : False
WindowsAuthentication         : True
MetabasePath                  : IIS://Meteor.mydomain.co.uk/W3SVC/1/ROOT/UnifiedM
                                essaging
Path                          : C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Unif
                                iedMessaging\WebService
Server                        : METEOR
InternalUrl                   : https://meteor.mydomain.co.uk/UnifiedMessaging/Se
                                rvice.asmx
ExternalUrl                   : https://mail.mydomain.com/UnifiedMessaging/Servic
                                e.asmx
AdminDisplayName              :
ExchangeVersion               : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
DistinguishedName             : CN=UnifiedMessaging (Default Web Site),CN=HTTP,
                                CN=Protocols,CN=METEOR,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange A
                                dministrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Admini
                                strative Groups,CN=mydomain,CN=Microsoft Exchange
                                ,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomain,DC=co,D
                                C=uk
Identity                      : METEOR\UnifiedMessaging (Default Web Site)
Guid                          : 2b8e0e58-164b-4578-934c-8d052af5678f
ObjectCategory                : mydomain.co.uk/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-UM-Vi
                                rtual-Directory
ObjectClass                   : {top, msExchVirtualDirectory, msExchUMVirtualDi
                                rectory}
WhenChanged                   : 30/08/2008 00:04:55
WhenCreated                   : 13/05/2008 13:16:30
OriginatingServer             : darkangel.mydomain.co.uk
IsValid                       : True



[PS] C:\Windows\System32>Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory | fl


InternalNLBBypassUrl          : https://meteor.mydomain.co.uk/ews/exchange.asmx
Name                          : EWS (Default Web Site)
InternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated}
ExternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated}
BasicAuthentication           : False
DigestAuthentication          : False
WindowsAuthentication         : True
MetabasePath                  : IIS://Meteor.mydomain.co.uk/W3SVC/1/ROOT/EWS
Path                          : C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Clie
                                ntAccess\exchweb\EWS
Server                        : METEOR
InternalUrl                   : https://meteor.mydomain.co.uk/EWS/Exchange.asmx
ExternalUrl                   : https://mail.mydomain.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx
AdminDisplayName              :
ExchangeVersion               : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
DistinguishedName             : CN=EWS (Default Web Site),CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,
                                CN=METEOR,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative
                                 Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Grou
                                ps,CN=mydomain,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,
                                CN=Configuration,DC=mydomain,DC=co,DC=uk
Identity                      : METEOR\EWS (Default Web Site)
Guid                          : 7d7d3a87-7e01-47ea-af11-e1f90bf38d94
ObjectCategory                : mydomain.co.uk/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Web-S
                                ervices-Virtual-Directory
ObjectClass                   : {top, msExchVirtualDirectory, msExchWebServices
                                VirtualDirectory}
WhenChanged                   : 30/08/2008 00:05:27
WhenCreated                   : 13/05/2008 13:16:34
OriginatingServer             : darkangel.mydomain.co.uk
IsValid                       : True

I dont want / need a 3rd party cert, I am happy to generate one internally if this will solve the issue.  Can anyone provide steps on how to proceed?

Many thanks.
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Question by:RossEdwards
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by:RossEdwards
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Just noticed, it looks like the Exchange server (meteor) is using some certificate issued by our CA server (darkangel) rather than its own pre-installed one as detailed when I run Get-ExchangeCertificate -domain "meteor.mydomain.co.uk". I guess I need to tell it to use this original cert???
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RemcovC earned 500 total points
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The certificate error is normal in this case with exchange 2007 and Outlook 2007 (this error will not occur with Outlook 2003) because you use a privat certificate.

There are 2 ways to solve this problem
- Install a public trusted certificate
- Follow the procedure from this kb aticle: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940726

Good luck,
Remco
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by:RossEdwards
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Thanks for this input - this was resovled following the MS KB article provided.
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