SBS 2011 & New SSL Cert

Our current GoDaddy SSL certificate will expire soon, and now I need to order a new one.  I have a question about the Subject Alternative Names.  Right now we have,,, and the internal name SRV1.internaldomainname.local.

So when I place the order for a new certificate with the above alternative names excluding the .local, and when I install it will it affect connectivity with office outlook clients?  I just want to make sure everything remains working fine after installing a new ssl cert without the .local included.  Everything on the outside relies upon the (owa, outlook rpc, remote workplace, activesync, etc.

Current Subject Alternate Names
cmp119IT ManagerAsked:
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Hi better keep that name in the certificate. it might prompt the cert warnings to the user.
cmp119IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
SSL certs will no longer issue names with .local, so that is why I ask.  I am sure other people have gone through this, and know if this is a problem or not.  If it is, what is a workaround.
what version of exchange you are using. and yes SAN certificates provides that facility
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cmp119IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
SBS 2011 comes with Exchange 2010.
Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi CMP11,

Yes, you are correct .local name certificate will not be issued going forward.

Please execute below commands to make sure nothing is pointing to servername.domainname.local:

Get-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory | ft Identity,InternalURL,ExternalUrl
Get-webservicesVirtualDirectory | ft Identity,InternalURL,ExternalUrl
Get-OabVirtualDirectory | ft Identity,InternalURL,ExternalUrl
Get-OwaVirtualDirectory | ft Identity,InternalURL,ExternalUrl
Get-EcpVirtualDirectory | ft Identity,InternalURL,ExternalUrl
Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory | ft Identity,InternalURL,ExternalUrl

If anything pointing to .local then modify it and point it to

Also verify your AutodiscoverUri is not pointing to .local execute below command to find out:
Get-ClientAccessServer | fl
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
As this is SBS, you need to ignore the posts above, which are for the full product.
As long as the server was setup with the wizards, then all of the relevant changes have been made for you.
Just get the new certificate with as the common name, and as an additional name. No other names required. Complete the SSL request in Exchange, then run the SSL certificate wizard in the management console to complete the installation using an existing certificate. SBS does everything else for you.


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cmp119IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I ran all of the commands.  They all point to "".  I am not sure about the last command "Get-ClientAccessServer | fl" output though.  I see the AutoDiscoverServiceInternalURI does point to "", so I think its fine as well.  

So, if you believe all the commands I ran indicate we are good to obtain and install a new ssl certicate for,, and  That's what we have now without the .local name, and it all has been working fine.  I just want to make sure all Outlook clients don't have connectivity issues.  When possible, please let me know.  Thanks Shreedhar.  

cmp119IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your feedback Simon.  I ran the commands anyway, and they all point to anyways.  I was not sure about the additional name.  I will place the order shortly, and follow the steps indicated.
cmp119IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Sembee -  I acquired the SSL Cert and installed it as suggested, and it appears to work fine.  However, I noticed does not work outside the office.  I can access the email by logging onto the remote workplace first, and then access email though.  I also noticed running the following command on the server does not work either.  I do not believe the SSL cert is the issue.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
If it works through RWW, then it should work directly.
The first thing to always do with errors on an SBS Server is run the fix my network wizard in the SBS console. See what that flags and correct.

cmp119IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the severe delay responding.  Sembee thanks for helping with this issue.  The cert is installed and all is working fine with the exception of OWA not working internally or externally.  As stated before we can logon to the remote workplace, and then access email via the supplied email link, but accessing OWA does not work.  I will open another question to get help with this separate matter.  I also have not tried running fix my network yet either.
cmp119IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you Sembee!
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