Exchange 2013 certificate request via power shell

Posted on 2013-06-02
Last Modified: 2013-06-05
I would like to know what the script is in exchange management shell to make a certificate request then install it.  My certificate was revoked by go daddy and they told me I needed to make a new request.  I cannot open the exchange management console because I get the message the page is not secure due to revoked certificate.  Im assuming there is a way to make this request and install via script.
Question by:mike_toyo
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Set-Content -path ".\mail_publicdomain_com.txt" -Value (New-ExchangeCertificate -GenerateRequest -KeySize 2048 -SubjectName "c=GB, s=Your-State, l=Your-City, o=Your-Org, ou=Your-Department," -DomainName -PrivateKeyExportable $True)

Obviously replace the values with your own

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Set-Content -path ".\" -Value (New-ExchangeCertificate -GenerateRequest -KeySize 2048 -SubjectName "c=GB, s=Kentucky, l=Franklin, o=Toyo Auto Parts USA Inc, ou=IT," -DomainName -PrivateKeyExportable $True)

This is what I tried and nothing happened.
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by:Pete Long
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>>This is what I tried and nothing happened.

Are you sure ?


Set-Content -path "C:\mail_publicdomain_com.txt" -Value (New-ExchangeCertificate -GenerateRequest -KeySize 2048 -SubjectName "c=GB, s=Your-State, l=Your-City, o=Your-Org, ou=Your-Department," -DomainName -PrivateKeyExportable $True)

Then go to C:\mail_publicdomain_com.txt is the request there?

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Peter thanks for your answer.  The request was indeed made and I was able to see it in pending status once I got the Exchange Admin Center working.  I guess I should have asked how to make the request and save the certificate request file so I could send that to my ssl vendor.  Thanks again for your input.
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No problem, glad you got sorted :)


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