Solved

Digital Cert Problem SBS2008

Posted on 2010-11-21
2
481 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have an odd issue with the installation of a GoDaddy issued Digital Certificate and an SBS 2008R2

On the day I was installing the certificate on a Clients SBS 2008 server we experienced a blackout.  The client hasn't seen a need for a UPS - you know "you can drag a horse to water but you cant make it drink"

I have the exported text used to generate the Go-Daddy request, and have since received the certificate from Go-Daddy.  The problem is that when I run the wizard to update the details, it nol longer allows me to install the certificate.

I have tried the troubleshooting lists in the Official SBS blog with no luck, and several troubleshooting guides from other sources.

So - if I have the orginal key in text form used to generate the Go-Daddy request, and the Go-Daddy issued certificate - how do I install it if the Wizard thinks its all finished
0
Comment
Question by:mbkitmgr
2 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
borki earned 500 total points
ID: 34186660
If the Wizards fail, you would just install it directly in Exchange, as this is what you really need it for. There are various resources on the net that show you how to install a SSL cert in Exchange 2007.

For example:
http://www.sslshopper.com/article-how-to-use-ssl-certificates-with-exchange-2007.html

If worse comes to worse, you will need to re-generate your CSR and have the certificate re-issued. This (normally) dows not cost anything. Again, you would need to do this direct from the Exchange Powershell prompt as shown in the above article.

Good luck!
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:mbkitmgr
ID: 34214300
The answer is correct, however I had hoped there were other options.  Additionally the certificate is required for RWW, OWA and CompanyWeb.  I might be misguided in my understanding of the portions of the SBS2008's use of the certificate in this case

Thanks for your input
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

856 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