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Installing an SSL Certificate in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

After your certificate request is approved, you can download your SSL and intermediate certificate from within the SSL application. For more information see Downloading Your SSL Certificate. Both of these files must be installed on your Web server.

Exchange Server 2010 requires a Multiple Domain (UCC) Certificate to run all services securely.

To Install Intermediate Certificate Bundles

  • 1. Type mmc in the Start search box after pressing the Start menu to start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
  • 2. In the Management Console, select File then Add/Remove Snap In.
  • 3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog, click the Add button and then select Certificates.
  • 4. Choose Computer Account then click Next.
  • 5. Choose Local Computer, then click Finish.
  • 6. Close the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog and click OK to return to the main MMC window.
  • 7. If necessary, click the + icon to expand the Certificates folder so that the Intermediate Certification Authorities folder is visible.
  • 8. Right-click on Intermediate Certification Authorities and choose All Tasks, then click Import.
  • 9. Follow the wizard prompts to complete the installation procedure.
  • 10. Click Browse to locate the certificate file. Change the file extension filter in the bottom right corner to be able to select the file. Click Open after selecting the appropriate file.
  • 11. Click Next in the Certificate Import Wizard.
  • 12. Choose Place all certificates in the following store; then use the Browse function to locate Intermediate Certification Authorities. Click Next. Click Finish.

NOTE: If the Starfield Class 2 Certification Authority root certificate is currently installed on your machine you will need to disable it from the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder.

  • 13. Expand the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder
  • 14. Double-click the Certificates folder to show a list of all certificates.
  • 15. Find the Starfield Class 2 Certification Authority certificate.
  • 16. Right-click on the certificate and select Properties.
  • 17. Select the radio button next to Disable all purposes for this certificate.
  • 18. Click OK.

NOTE: Do not disable the Starfield Secure Certification Authority certificate located in the Intermediate Certification Authorities folder. Doing so will break the server, causing it to stop sending the correct certificate chain to the browser.

To Install the SSL Certificate on Microsoft Exchange 2010

  • 1. Download and open the ZIP file containing your certificate. Your certificate is named your_domain_name.crt, where your_domain is the common name of your certificate.
  • 2. Copy the CRT file to your Exchange server.
  • 3. Start the Exchange Management Console by going to Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange 2010 > Exchange Management Console.
  • 4. Click Manage Databases, and then select Server configuration.
  • 5. Select your certificate from the Exchange Certificates section (listed by its Friendly Name), and then, from the Actions menu, click Complete Pending Request.
  • 6. Browse to your certificate file, click Open, click Complete, and then click Finish.

NOTE: Exchange 2010 might display, "The source data is corrupted or not properly Base64 encoded." You can ignore this error if, under Self Signed, your certificate is listed as False. If it displays True, refresh your console by pressing F5. If it still displays True, create a new CSR and then re-key your certificate.

  • 7. From the Actions menu, click Assign Services to Certificate.
  • 8. Select your server from the list provided and then click Next.
  • 9. Select the services you want to assign to your certificate, click Next, click Assign, and then click Finish.

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