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"There is no valid SMTP TLS certificate for the FQDN of exchange.whatever.com. The existing cert has expired..."

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Hi,
I have a SBS2011 and start to get this message of "There is no valid SMTP TLS certificate for the FQDN of exchange.whatever.com. The existing cert has expired..."

I read through some posts as to run commands on Exchange but no clue as to where and how to , the IT guy left so I am a bit stuck, could someone give a a simple walkthrough ?

I get this is the cmdlet needed but are there any parameters I need to change to reflect my own server ?
Get-ExchangeCertificate -thumbprint thumbprintofcert | New-ExchangeCertificate

Many thanks
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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first of all check the date setting on exchange server if it correct... if so, then the current installed certificate is expired and needed to be renewed..
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by:Akhater
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open exchange management shell and run new-exchangecertificate it should solve the issue for you (restart the exchange transport service)

if it doesn't then issue a get-exchagnecertificate and give me the result
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by:Combemartin
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Thanks,
Do I need to delete the expired certs first ?
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by:Combemartin
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Ok, I am a bit lost here, on the new cert creation, I can only see options for IMAP and POP, the two expired certs are :

IMAP, POP, SMTP           CN=Sites
IMAP, POP, IIS, SMTP     CN=mail.xxxxx.net

Which option should I be ticking within the createion process?
Thanks
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Suliman Abu Kharroub earned 1000 total points
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The most important one is IIS, select all of them.
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by:Akhater
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no don't select anything, all you need it for is smtp
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by:Combemartin
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Hi, thanks, do I select all or just SMTP ?
Also, do I need to delete the expired certs first before I create new ones ?
Thanks all.
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by:Akhater
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again you don't need to select anything it will autmatically be assigned for the SMTP and you do not need to delete it before
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