Solved

SSL Certificates with Windows Mobile

Posted on 2009-07-07
3
699 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I have been trying to figure this out for weeks now and can't.

We are currently running Small Business Server 2008 and Exchange 2007.
I have an A record at mx1.ourdomain.net that points to our external IP of our server.

When we used to run SBS 2003, I could visit https://mx1.ourdomain.net/exchange for OWA.
I guess this changed in SBS 2008, now for OWA I need to visit https://mx1.ourdomain.net/owa
or when I am on site I can visit https://remote.ourdomain.net/owa

I don't know a lot about this, but this is how I perceive this to work.  mx1.ourdomain.net points to the IP which then points to remote.ourdomain.net internally?

For a SSL cert to work, should I change the sub domain "mx"1 to" remote" on my web host so they are the same?

or can I avoid all this hassle by using a wild card certificate?

right now i have a cert for SSL cert for remote.ourdomain.net installed and I get a certificate error when connecting from activesync on windows mobile 6.1 and 6.5.

I did copy the certificate to the phone and installed it manually, but not sure if I took the certificate from the right place.  Should I export it from IIS?  How do I do that?
0
Comment
Question by:rebbie23
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
EndureKona earned 500 total points
ID: 24794296
Is this a commerical cert or self-signed?

To export the cert you can do this from a web browser.   Just open IE and click on the cert lock and select view cert, click details tab, Copy to File...

Why not setup another A record externally for remote.ourdomain.net  to point to the same IP as MX1?   This should resolve a lot of issues.

 wild card certificates are not all that good for Exchange...you will want to get a UCC Cert
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:rebbie23
ID: 24794351
I am adding the sub domain remote.mydomain.net now.
and updating the A record for it.

I'll post back with an update soon.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:rebbie23
ID: 31600572
Setting up another A record on remote.ourdomain.net worked perfectly.

Both windows mobile phones are syncing and even a palm pre is syncing also, which has been giving me such a headache!

Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Easy, flexible multimedia distribution & control

Coming soon!  Ideal for large-scale A/V applications, ATEN's VM3200 Modular Matrix Switch is an all-in-one solution that simplifies video wall integration. Easily customize display layouts to see what you want, how you want it in 4k.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question