Exchange proxy server Cert error

Posted on 2011-03-06
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
This is the error msg I get when trying to open Outlook when I am remote . This happens to all of my remote users.  This happens after you VPN in and open Outlook. Once you hit OK and Outlook works fine.

Question by:dpsaxman
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by:Alan Hardisty
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That's because your certificate is named srvexchange and not mail.yourdomain.com

Either regenerate your self signed certificate with the correct name in it or buy a 3rd party SSL certificate and install that instead.

What version of Exchange and is it part of SBS?


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ID: 35048773
Thanks Alan, that is a good tip. It is Exchange 2007 and it is on server 2003-R2.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Okay - not a problem.

With Exchange 2007 you really need a SAN / UCC certificate to make all the features of Exchange work easily.  It can be done without - but I'm not aware of the settings to tweak to get that working.

If you get a SAN / UCC certificate , please make sure you add the following names:


Cheapest place is probably GoDaddy or a GoDaddy Reseller account might be cheaper still.

If you don't want to buy a certificate - then you can install the Windows 2003 certificate Services and issue your own certificate (single name).

Author Comment

ID: 35048963
Thank you sir, I will give some of these choices a try. The last (2) solutions you gave I feel are spot on.
Thank you Alan.
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Alan Hardisty earned 2000 total points
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You are welcome - try them out and if you get stuck anywhere - please let me know.


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