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Posted on 2012-04-03
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I have broke my server certificates.  I have not been able to receive emails from computer which are not part of the domain.  Its been a while and I would like to finally get this resolved. I am able to recieve emails outside of my network if I have added a computer to my domain.

So I did some research and found the problem to be my certificate.  So I went into my mmc.exe/add-in --> certificate ---> and in my drunken brave moment started deleting all of the certificates I created in the past trying to resolve this problem.  After doing this I went to removed my current resigned my certificate with Godaddy.  And attempted to reissue the certificate within the console... After this I wanted to install the certificate and went to Windows SBS Console, Clicked on Add a trusted Certificate and BAM!!!  I GET THIS ERROR MESSAGE.

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  Stopped working

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:      CLR20r3
  Problem Signature 01:      trustedcert.exe
  Problem Signature 02:      6.0.5601.0
  Problem Signature 03:      48a22614
  Problem Signature 04:      CNetManagement
  Problem Signature 05:      6.0.0.0
  Problem Signature 06:      48a225e2
  Problem Signature 07:      21c
  Problem Signature 08:      d
  Problem Signature 09:      System.ArgumentNullException
  OS Version:      6.0.6002.2.2.0.305.9
  Locale ID:      1033

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NOW EVERYONE IS DOWN!  Good thing I have a small staff whom rarely use it but I want to finally get a wrap on my exchange access from the outside.
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Tim, I found your exact error message located here.
http://qa.social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/631880ec-d14c-4b8c-8490-b0df98017209
This site also mentions the deletion of found blank certificates. However from your post I'm assuming if any existed they were deleted.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/540c8a06-562b-4c36-b938-86f759907853/
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Hi David,

I have found the same article.  I ran the wizard and it stated there were errors.  It didn't resolve the problem.

What I did find when going to the connectivity tab is my Web Server Certificate "STATUS" windows says "request submitted" which is correct as I submit the license with godaddy last night.  Part of the resubmittal was creating a new .req on the server and then giving this information to godaddy.  I forget what that txt thing is called...

The error message from the wizard says: Cannot install the certificate authority.  Install the certificate authority manually, and then try again.  I am googling this right now...  But maybe I'm going in the wrong direction
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I found a Technet article Tim. I'll submit this to you in case you have not already come across it.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/12/14/how-to-manually-install-certificates-in-sbs-2008.aspx
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The problem with this is when I follow step 4.  I don't see my certificate in the list.  I'm hopelessly lost.. Thanks though
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Thanks David for at least trying to help me.   In the end I had to completely uninstall CA Authority and reinstall it.   The "Add a trusted Certificate" Finally opened.  I used this website to remove and reinstall:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770827%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

I'm giving you some points because you spent some of your time to help resolve.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for timarnold000's comment #37803613
Assisted answer: 250 points for David-Howard's comment #37802913
Assisted answer: 250 points for David-Howard's comment #37803307

for the following reason:

Forgot to mention this is the website for removing Certificate Authority
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Forgot to paste the website -- DUH
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IM OVER IT!
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Forgot to add website to this post
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I'm glad you were able to resolve the issue Tim. I'll keep that uninstall in mind. Thanks.....
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who cares just close it!
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who cares!
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