Self-Signed Cert Disappearing In Exchange

Posted on 2013-06-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-14

I am creating a self-signed cert via this method for use in Exchange 2010.  All goes well.  I complete the pending request in the EMC, get green checks, and then the cert completely disappears in the EMC.  Get-certificate in the EMS doesn't show it either.  I can see it in the cert store via the Certificates snap-in.  I've also tried creating a self-signed cert in IIS7 and it's not accessible in the EMC.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you.
Question by:SafetyNet-TC
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ID: 39245747

Author Comment

ID: 39245914
Ha.  OK....did you click the link I included in my original post? :-)

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ID: 39247835
Any other suggestions?
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Expert Comment

ID: 39247872
Self Signed certs are not recommended for Exchange 2010, better buy cert from digicert and apply it.

Author Comment

ID: 39248670
Yeah, but....the cert is used for the Default receive connector (between Exchange servers) and you can't use a third party cert for that.  Or am I confused?

There must be a way to get a self-signed cert back.

Author Comment

ID: 39248673
To clarify - I DO have a third party cert also, but I need the internal cert also.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39254967
Do you see it at using Certificate MMC, Personal | Certificates

Get-certificate in the EMS doesn't show it either

Do you mean Get-ExchangeCertificate?

Author Comment

ID: 39260468
Yes, I can see it in the cert store per my original message.  Yes, sorry, I meant get-exchangecertificate.

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SafetyNet-TC earned 0 total points
ID: 39275920
Issue remains unresolved but from client end is not a priority.  Closing.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39287915
Not an issue that needs to have time spent on it any longer.

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