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Replace CA Root Certificate

Posted on 2012-04-01
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My CA ROot Certificate is about to expire...  got 2 questions.

Can i replace the CA ROOT Certificate with my own *.Domain.com Wildcard Cert  ?
if not how can i extend/renew the original CA root certificate ?
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Question by:Andreas-NYC
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Deepu Chowdary earned 250 total points
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First which version of Exchange are you using..?

You can renew your CA root certificate with your domain.com

In Exch 2007 & 10 New-exchangecertificate command will do that.
Renew-exchangecertificate -thumbprint -services command will renew the certificate.

Also you can perform the same through Inetmgr-- servercertificates and select the certificate and u can see renew option on top right.
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by:Andreas-NYC
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thanks i am using Exchange 2010 so no way to use my own Wildcard Certifiicate instead of the root CA ?
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The certificates have Different uses, functions.
Using the CA admin tool, renew the CA certificate.
It's up to you whether you are using the same private key or a new one.
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by:Andreas-NYC
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Thanks i will choose a GUI version to renew the Certificate...
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