Troubleshooting: Exchange – Unable to open OWA, ECP, or EMS after a self-signed certificate is removed from the Exchange Back End Website

Consider the following scenario when you are using Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2016: You remove the Microsoft Exchange Self-Signed certificate from the Exchange Back End Website by using Certificates MMC, Remove-Exchangecertificate, IIS Manager or another method. You clear the IIS cache by restart or IISReset. You are installing a new SSL Certificate to your Exchange system. In this scenario, several client protocols such as ECP, OWA, ActiveSync and Exchange Management Shell cannot connect. The following issues may occur: OWA and ECP display a blank page. ActiveSync users cannot receive emails. Exchange Management Shell will cannot connect and displays the following Error: New-PSSession : [dc.local.mcrlegal.com] Processing data from remote server dc.local.mcrlegal.com failed with the following error message: […]

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Microsoft Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 you will need to create a key pair for your server the public key and private key. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. On Windows type systems like Microsoft Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 PFX/PKCS12 requests are made, and are stored on the system. The private key will remain hidden on the windows system where the CSR request is made. To generate a CSR on Windows Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 perform the following. Step 1: Generating your CSR: Choose Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager […]

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Microsoft Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 – SSL Installation

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft like Microsoft Server 2016 – IIS 10 & 10.5 the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR request has been completed. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To Install your SSL certificate on Windows Server 2012 – IIS 8 & 8.5 perform the following. Step 1: Picking up your SSL Certificate: If you had the option […]

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