Exchange 2010 - Certificates

If we have the following: -

Exchange 2010 SP1 installed at 2 sites with the following roles at each site: -

1.      CAS
2.      HUB
3.      UM
4.      MAILBOX

So, if we request a certificate with the following SAN names


Will this be sufficient? And will the certificate need to be applied to both CAS servers?


Is it possible to use a Wild card certificate even though we have 2 domain names for internal and external?


Many thanks
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Where is the end point for and autodiscover? there is technically no limit to the number of alternative names you can have on your certificate however you pay extra for each one as usually your allowed 4 entries. If is available internally then you don't even need to specify the . local addresses. you only need autodiscover and the address. Internal certificates can be issues from an internal PKI but this does require auto enrolment to be enabled by group policy to ensure certificates are also pushed to your clients.

the DNS record for should point to your firewall or reverse proxy which in turn directs traffic on 443 to your CAS server, if you have multiple CAS servers in a site then this would be the CasArray. in a DR scenario where the primary site goes dark, you would update the DNS record to redirect to the second site (could take upto 48 hours though)
badabing1Author Commented:
Thanks for your reponse.

Can someone please clarify the following:

 - Is it possible to have company.local and as a wild card name in ONE SSL Certificate
No because a wild card is *.domain so this would be either or .local but not both.

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you cannot have alternate names in a wildcard certificate
 and you do NOT need the server names in your SAN, technically you would need only

If you want to be rechable from inside on the .local then you can add mail.domain.local also
We found that the only way it worked properly for us it to get a UC cert and list the following as the Subject Alternate Names.  When we tried to use wildcard certs we kept getting errors when trying to connect via owa through TMG.

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