Exchange 2003 (SBS 2003) - Exchange System Manager - SSL Certificate Error - Implications

Hi All,

This is on a setup running under SBS 2003.

We have a situation where we are getting an SSL error when we attempt to 'View Public Folders' under Exchange System Manager - Folders - Public Folders.

The exact error / situation is covered in this KB Article:

MS Knowledge Base Article 324345


What are the implications if we implement one or other of the solutions outlined in the article?

If we 'publish a new SSL certificate that has the FQDN of the Exchange [] server to the IIS server', what impact, if any, might it have on other services / functionality, such as remote access (RWW) or remote email from smartphones?

If we 'remove SSL from the Exadmin virtual root in IIS', what impact, if any, might it have on other services / functionality, such as remote access (RWW) or remote email from smartphones?


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AlanConsultantAuthor Commented:

I worked it out myself.  The error message is misleading (at least in terms of the objective).

To solve this, I went into:

Default Website
Directory Security
Secure Communications

Turn off the requirement for secure comms.

You can now access the public folders in Exchange System Manager.

Once you've done you think in ESM, go back into IIS and turn on Secure Comms again.

You *might* have to stop / start the default website in each direction - I didn't, but you might.



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