How do I configure Push email on a new SBS2003 server?

Posted on 2009-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have to set up a new SBS2003 server.
Can you help by telling me in detail, exactly what procedures I need to do, to configure Push Email from creating and saving creating a Certificate, and pushing email from Exchange 2003 through to & setting setting up the Smart Phone on Windows Mobile 6 (on Vodaphone)?

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If you don't want to spend hours tearing your hair out, get a commercial SSL certificate to begin with. The cheapest source of those is GoDaddy. 

Then to enable the feature on Exchange, run the Configure Internet and Email wizard to turn the options on. You can then check they are configured correctly through ESM.

Device setup is quite straight forward here:

Key points
- your own host name for the Exchange server
- port 443 open on the firewall
- commercial SSL certificate
- run the wizard to ensure the settings on the web side are configured correctly.


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Hi Mestha

Thanks for th info.

I have registered with but unsure what to do next.Do I need to get SSL on my Web Host?

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There should be instructions on what you need to do on the site.
Basically you need to purchase an SSL credit - for SBS 2003 the standard $30 certificate is fine.

In IIS manager, on the Default Web site, use the Certificate wizard on the Security tab to create a new certificate request. The important information is Common Name - it needs to be - if you already have a host setup for the MX records then you can use that. It will not be just

The wizard will create an SSL request file. On the certificate providers site, do a new certificate request and then paste in the contents of the file. Complete the process and follow the instructions that are sent to you for the certificate authorisation. When you get the certificate back, follow the instructions for the installation of the intermediate certificate, then run the same wizard as before to complete the certificate request.

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Hi Simon

Thanks I will look into this as soon as I can.
What is the other way "to spend hours tearing your hair out,"?

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Trying to get this feature to work with a self generated certificate (ie a FREE certificate) is just a pain and not worth the hassle. I actually refuse to do it.


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Many thanks


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