Troubleshooting: Missing Private key in Windows Servers

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 systems the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR pending request has been completed. When using Exchange to process the pending request and install a SSL certificate there should be a option available to do this. Typically if there is no option to “complete” the pending request it usually means the following. The CSR was never created on the exchange system that you are currently on. Note: If the […]

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Windows Server IIS/Exchange – Intermediate Installation

You have successfully installed your SSL Certificate on a windows server system although you might be having some trust issues on certain browsers or applications are not fully trusting your SSL Certificate. This may be due to a lack of an intermediate CA certificate file that helps Chain the Trust to your clients browsers or systems. Or,  instead of installing a pkcs#7 certificate that has the intermediate embedded in the server certificates code you installed an x509 version of your certificate which does not have the intermediate within it. In order to import your SSL Certificate Intermediate CA Certificate perform the following. Step 1: Downloading Intermediate CA certificate: If your intermediate CA certificate for your product is not in the body of […]

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Microsoft Exchange 2013 – 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 systems 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 Exchange 2013 perform the following. Step 1: Picking up your SSL Certificate. If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected IIS you will receive a pkcs#7/.p7b version of your […]

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Microsoft Exchange 2010 – 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 systems 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 Exchange 2010 perform the following. Step 1: Picking up your SSL Certificate. If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected IIS you will receive a pkcs#7/.p7b version of your certificate […]

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Microsoft Exchange 2010 – CSR Instructions

When setting up an Exchange configuration environment each service that you choose to set up will have its own unique domain name associated with it. Keep this in mind when setting setting up your unique environment as you may require enrollment of a UCC SAN (Subject Alternative Name) certificate in which all these domain names are required on one certificate. For more information visit SSL Solutions for Microsoft Exchange. Exchange will tell you what domain names you will need to secure your environment at the end of the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) wizard. To generate a CSR for Exchange 2010, perform the following steps: Step1: Generating your CSR: Open the Exchange Management Console (EMC) by going to.. Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange […]

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