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Using Godaddy Certificates in Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Dear all,

Is anybody familiar with using Godaddy certificates in Windows EBS 2008? As far as I know there is no issue with the SBS 2008 - but how does it look for the EBS 2008? What should I consider? Is it enough to request the certificate for the RWW and install it on the external Web listener in Forefront? Do I need to install the godaddy cert on the messaging server as well?

Thanks, Matthias
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Glen KnightCommented:
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Cris HannaCommented:
GoDaddy utilizes intermediate certificates and does require some special steps to use..see this blog post by Sean Daniels, one of the SBS Product Managers  http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/02/11/sean-daniel-how-to-install-a-godaddy-certificate-on-sbs-2008.aspx.
I would think you'd need to do something similar on EBS.  But I have found any particular step by step guidance
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Glen KnightCommented:
Sorry yes forgot about the Windows 2008 (makes no difference which version) requirement for intermediate certificate.

There are instructions on how to do this when you download the certificate from GoDaddy.
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axeon78Author Commented:
Thanks for your replies. Sean Daniels' post (http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/02/11/sean-daniel-how-to-install-a-godaddy-certificate-on-sbs-2008.aspx ) is quite helpful and describes the process for the SBS. But where I am unsure: how to I create the request in EBS? There is no wizard like the "Add a Trusted Certificate" wizard in EBS 2008. Shall I just use IIS on the security server to create a request (similar to http://www.bunkerhollow.com/blogs/matt/archive/2008/06/05/install-a-godaddy-ssl-certificate-on-iis-7.aspx)? 
Thanks
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Glen KnightCommented:
It's explained in the link I posted in my first post.
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axeon78Author Commented:
@demazter: I know this blog article. But it does just explain how to install the certificate or how to proceed if the address of the RWW has changed. But it does not address the question on how to request a certificate from 3rd party RAs like Godaddy...
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Cris HannaCommented:
@Author
Turns out there is a Technet Article that addresses adding a Trusted Third party cert in EBS.   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc463379(WS.10).aspx
It does not address specifically GoDaddy certs, so if the above article does not resolve the issue completely, I suggest you post in one of the Microsoft Newsgroups dedicated to EBS
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axeon78Author Commented:
the solution helped me to further investigate and solve the problem on my own.
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axeon78Author Commented:
the solution helped me to further investigate and solve the problem on my own.
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axeon78Author Commented:
Maybe this helps for other people dealing with the same question:

1. follow the steps under http://blogs.technet.com/essentialbusinessserver/archive/2009/03/13/how-to-change-the-public-certificate-used-by-windows-essential-business-server-for-incoming-web-requests.aspx

BUT:
for the first step, create a request in IIS using this how-to: http://www.bunkerhollow.com/blogs/matt/archive/2008/06/05/install-a-godaddy-ssl-certificate-on-iis-7.aspx
Once completed, export the certificate and import it like described in the technet article under "The following steps are accomplished on the Security Server".
That's it :-)
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sammydlcCommented:
I just bought an SSL from GoDaddy but I cannot find any documentation on how to install it on Essentials Business Server 2008. Has anybody accomplish this. I saw the links on top but most are for seld assigned SSL certificates.
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RLHEAD3890Commented:
Hello axeon78,

Did you have to do the step http://www.bunkerhollow.com/blogs/matt/archive/2008/06/05/install-a-godaddy-ssl-certificate-on-iis-7.aspx
 on the messaging server?
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