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Posted on 2013-01-15
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Hi,

i need some asistant with an error.
"###.domain.com
the security certificate has expired"

please guide me through creating a new self signed cert (does it have to be done on the same server it ran on) how do i make sure i am replacing the correct one
?

thx
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Question by:Geekah
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by:strivoli
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Is this a SBS server? If yes, rerun the ICW (Internet Connection Wizard).
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by:Geekah
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No it is not.the users are getting this error and i am wondering where to start. i created the cert but havent been able to install it. do i need to create it on the same server it was on??
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by:Svet Paperov
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Yes, self-signed certificate must be created on Exchange server. If you have a local Root CA in the domain then both servers are involved in creating a self-signed certificate.
It starts within Exchange server: Open EMC, go to Server Configuration, select the server instance and, in the Action pane select New Exchange Certificate.

The following links might help:
http://careexchange.in/how-to-use-a-self-signed-certificate-in-exchange-2010/
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998327%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx
http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/1961-create-your-very-own-self-signed-ssl-certificate-for-exchange-2007-2010


However, I will strongly recommend purchasing an external certificate from a trusted CA. There are many advantages of having that, with one of them: securing SMTP e-mail traffic with the other mail servers in the world.
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by:Geekah
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It is not an exchange cert it is a domain cert, are they different??
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by:Geekah
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I attached a screenshot for you to ensure you know it is not an exchange cert.
could someone please help??
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Svet Paperov earned 500 total points
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Sorry, I assumed that it's an Exchange certificate.

What is the certificate used for? Do you have local Root CA? How was it created on first place?
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by:Geekah
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thank you and sorry for the wait
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