Self SSL On Exchange


I have an exchange 2003 server that has a self ssl cert installed. I want to remove it completely and install a paid for cert from rapid ssl.

Anyone know how to remove a self ssl without upsetting everything?

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Alan HardistyConnect With a Mentor Co-OwnerCommented:
IIS - right-click the default website and go to properties.  From there, click on the directory security tab, then on the Server Certificate button> Next>  choose Remove the current Certificate.
Then repeat the process, but instead of remove, create a new request to prepare it now but submit it later and then follow Glen's link (demazter) for the rest of the instructions.
Glen KnightConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There is an article here on how to apply an SSL certificate to Exchange 2003:

removing is fairly straight forward and if you generate your request whilst your existing certificate is in use then you litterally just change the certificate that is being used and the disruption is minimised to the time it takes to change the certificate in IIS
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
You will have a period of time that you don't have an SSL certificate installed because you will have to remove the existing certificate to request a new one and if the 3rd Party takes a while to verify your domain details before issuing you the new certificate, this may cause you problems, so I would plan to do this when there is as little impact on the users as physically possible.
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kingcastleAuthor Commented:
so whats my first steps to get rid of the self ssl?
Glen KnightCommented:
I will leave this one with you alan :-)
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Thanks - Go get those ingredients!
kingcastleAuthor Commented:
people first class cheers
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