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Self signed certificates on SBS 2008

I have a SBS server 2008 standard edition -  I have a problem with a self signed certificate on the server not being accepted by a mobile provider  so that users Blackberry devices recieve emails from the server using the OWA settings.  2 days ago we had a problem with the users not recieving any emails, and before I realised the problem was external I re-ran the "Set up your Internet Address"  wizard creating a new certificate for the server with the same domain name. Up until this point the old Certicate originally created was accepted and working.  

I have been told in order to resolve the issue with the blackberry's I need to re-install the old certificate.  Please can someon tell me how I go about re-installing the original certificate which worked.

Many thanks

 
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squashbertie

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Hi fl_flyfishing,

thank you for your prompt answer, yes that does seem like the easiest solution but surely there must be a way of reinstating the old certificate.  It is still showing in IIS manager under the Certificates folder.  Forgive me I am ot very knowledgeable on this matter, what confuses me is they say they do not accept self signed certificates but  the old certificate was also a self signed the same as the current one and the mobile company had no problem accepting this so why not the new one.

It is not  that I do not want to take the route you suggested but it bugs me that I cannot do this.  

Please do you have a way I can do this.

Many thanks

 
Larry Struckmeyer MVP

so if you look in the iis manager, do you see both the new self signed cert and the orginal one?

From the Start Menu open Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
Click on 'Server Certificates' on the right to open that.

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Yes I do Both the certificates are showing in the certificates folder in IIS Manager
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Hi fl_flyfishing,

If I have both the old and the new certificates showing in the IIS Manager is it possible to make the old certificate active again.  I have looked at the options within the IIS Manager and I am not sure!!!

I would be grateful if you could help me with instructions on the process if possible.

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Larry Struckmeyer MVP

do the two existing certificates have different names?  by even a little bit?
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I have decided to go for the purchase of the certificate as suggested
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