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Outlook Anywhere, Certificate

I have setup and enabled everything I know to implement Outlook Anywhere hosted on an Exchange 2003 server, SBS2003.  OWA works if I use http:// rather than https:    Both give certificate errors, however the login screen appears using http: on the address line of IE, upon pressing enter the http auto converts to https:

Everything appears to be good except the Certificate.  I have tested my connection using the following link,

https://testexchangeconnectivity.com

It always fails on certificate.

I have everything set except for the certificate.  I am trying to generate a certificate on the server.

When generating the certificate do I use the FQDN of the server or the name of the MX record that points to my public IP for OWA?  Do I distribute the certifcate to clients first?

thanks,


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tl121000Commented:
Follow these articles and you should be OK...
 
http://www.petri.co.il/configure_ssl_on_owa.htm
 You will use the registered name you use on the Internet not your internal domain...
  • i.e. mail.domain.com

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tl121000Commented:
Installing a cert using selfssl http://www.netometer.com/video/tutorials/owassl/
or
You can also use use a paid cert authority, such as Go Daddy (affordable), as must devices support these certs.
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MesthaCommented:
Ideally you need to switch the certificate for a commercial certificate, and not use the self generated certificate. On the test site you can ignore the certificate trust issue if you wish, which may give you a better result.

Simon.
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frdbadfAuthor Commented:
I ended up going to Godaddy.com and purchasing a certifcate.  Smooth sailing thereafter.  OWA, although it worked before no longer generates certificate error.  Outlook Anywhere works as it should now.

thanks
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