i added a cert to my exchange 07 on my server 2008 and now the built in cert give errors.. help

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
ok, so Exchange 07 comes with its own self signed cert for our server sts-exch.sts.local which worked great, then i added in a cert for the webmail and i may have messed a few things up on the IIS because now when connecting to exchange over rpc over http the local cert throws a error saying its not valid.

how do i fix this ?

Question by:aclv
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    What sort of certificate did you purchase? Did you get on through the wizard in SBS? Did you install it through the wizard in SBS?

    Exchange 2007 is very sensitive to SSL certificate issues, if you don't get it right then you will get all sorts of errors.


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    actually simon, its not SBS its Standard Server 2008.

    i purchased a multiple domain name cert for the exchange portion, when i added it i messed up the bindings and re added them, now the cert for the exchange works fine (the purchased one) but the built in one throws errors.

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    Dunno where I got SBS from.

    If the certificate was a UC/SAN certificate and is seen by Exchange then all you need to do is ensure that you correct the services list and that the URLs are correct. The built in one can then be removed - as long as the certificate you purchased has the server's real NETBIOS name and FQDN in its list of additional names. If it does not then Exchange will probably create a new self generated certificate next time the server is rebooted.

    I have the commands for the services part on my blog here:

    Skip the bit about request and installation of the certificate.


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