renew / update exchange server 2010 SSL cert


My exchange 2010 SSL cert is expiring. I renewed it with go daddy. I downloaded the files and have them on the server. Since it is the same server that generated the original CSR, I did not create and submit a new one.

I found directions for renewing / updating by creating a new CSR but I need to know how to update the current cert with the new ones. My confusion is that I am supposed to click a link in EMC that says complete request, yet I don't have that since I didn't initiate a renew through the server.

Thanks for the help
king daddyAsked:
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Usually with windows you have to go through the process of generating a new request which is then used as you articulated have the option when the signed certificate is returned, you would complete the transaction.
One option you can try is using the certificate management console accessing the same repository where the current certificate lies and then import the renewed certificate. At this point the hope is that the certificate will be reflected as having the private key (from the prior certificate issue).

The other option is to export the current certificate along with the private key (Pfx) files, the. Using OpenSSL to convert the Pfx file into a dear format which will be in the same format as your newly renews certificate.
The private portion of the pair is than combined with the newly issued certificate. And the the two are converted back to a Pfx format which you would then import.
In the future, with windows based system, one is best to generate the request and have it signed by the issuer.

I am uncertain whether the current certificate is part of the certificate store of the service or the entire computer.

Once you complete either, your certificate listing should have an option to replace the existing certificate with and at that point you should have both/all prior certificates listed there, See if the expiration date of the certificate is part of the display.  You can choose it.  Using this same method, you can revert the certificate assignment if issues arise,
Which should not as long as the certificate when viewed reflects that a private key exists.
Amit, that is the normal process. Which the asker did not follow while having the new certificate issued already.

Rpliner, And it is a viable possibility I think goddady provides to handle such a situation where you can generate a CSR and have them issue the certificate based on that within the first seven days of issuance. Check if that is a viable option..

Though I believe the route I outlined earlier can be worked at.

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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Sorry, I am in deep sleep, let me check it Tomm...
king daddyAuthor Commented:
thanks guys.

Arnold, I will contact go daddy. at this point it may be easier to just generate a new CSR and get a new cert.
king daddyAuthor Commented:
sorry for just getting back to this. I called go daddy and they suggested I re-key the cert.

thanks for the replies.
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