Sharepoint 2012 SSL Certificate Renewal Process

My SharePoint 2012 farm's SSL verisign certificate is coming up for renewal shortly.

Before I do anything with the certificate I would like to run this by the IIS/Sharepoint experts as to the proper process for renewing an existing SSL certificate so I do not break any services in sharepoint
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compdigit44Asked:
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Gary ColtharpSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
I don't believe it would be any more difficult than installing the new certificate, then replacing the certificate in IIS.

HTH

Gary
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Thank you Gary for the prompt reply..

I guess I was looking for the exact process.

For example, do I need to create a new Certificate Request? etc..
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Gary ColtharpSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
Are renewing with the same authority or purchasing a new one from a different authority?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
We are renewing with the same CA which is Verisgin and change are cert from 1028bit to 2048bit encryption.
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Gary ColtharpSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
Ok...if you are changing anything, then you are replacing. Renewing just updates the expiration.
Yes, you will need to generate requests and install the certificate in the usual manner.
Have a look here on Sharepoint specific details:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/besidethepoint/archive/2010/11/30/sharepoint-2010-certificates.aspx
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