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Exchange 2010 Certificate Request Issue

In Exchange 2010 I create a "New Exchange Certificate" with appropriate services configured for webmail and a certificate request file is generated.

In Server configuration under Exchange Certificates tab the status for the certificate I created is in "This is a pending certificate signing request (CSR)."

I browse to the web URL for my local CA and login as a Domain Administrator

I select

Request a Certificate > 
advanced certificate request > 
Submit a certificate request by using a base-64-encoded CMC or PKCS #10 file, or submit a renewal request by using a base-64-encoded PKCS #7 file.

On the Submit a Certificate Request or Renewal Request page I copy the contents of certificate request file into the Saved Request field.  Then I select Web Server for Certificate Template.

When I select Submit> button it clears the form and does not display the Certifcate Issued page so it can be download to complete the pending request.

I am accessing the CA using IE 8. I was sucessful with this task creating a certificate for VPN connections.  

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Network Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011
just work around it , reset you IE settings to default , delete caches , if its not working restart your domain server and try again


I did delete browsing history but missed the Reset Internet Explorer Settings on the Advanced tab. Once I  Reset Internet Explorer Settings then I was prompted with Website content blocked... and was able to Add the domain controller exception to allow the page to display.

I must have previously deselected the check box for Continue to prompt when wesite content is blocked.

Thank you.
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

its nice to hear that your problem solved .. good luck


Thanks again.