SBS2011 - Exchange 2010 Certificates - Driving me Nuts!!!!
Posted on 2014-01-14
We have an on-going issue with Exchange 2010 certificates on one of our clients servers
(We are treading cautiously as SSL on Exchange is new to us)
We have a Godaddy SSL cert that has been working fine and we want to renew it.
We have at this point renewed the SSL at Godaddy with the original CSR and have downloaded it ready to install.
Following these instructions from TechNet:
Use the EMC to renew an Exchange certificate
1. In the console tree, click Server Configuration. - DONE
2. Select the server that contains the certificate, and then select the certificate you want to renew. - DONE
3. In the action pane, click Renew Exchange Certificate. - DONE
4. On the Renew Exchange Certificate page, select the services you want to assign to the renewed certificate. The services that are checked are currently assigned to the certificate.
HERE - when you select Renew Exchange Certificate the wizard opens with:
Specify the name of the request file in the box below..... The name must end with the extension ".req"
and its here this is driving me nuts.
I appreciate I may need to submit a new CSR, but what is this .req and how do I use this in renewing the SSL certificate.
Other instructions I have found state that at this point you should be able to select the new certificate, but I cannot.
If I follow this wizard it creates this .REQ file but if I open it with notepad there is no valid CSR data that I can see - however it does create a temporary certificate in the Exchange Certificates that states - something like (Sorry I have deleted it now) continue process pending request.
Can anyone help at all please.