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  • GoDaddy SSL certificate - OK to use with SBS 2003?

    Hello all,

    Just about to purchase a GoDaddy Turbo SSL certificate for the simple reason that we are on a budget and this is the cheapest i could find. Is there anything i should look out for?

    Im wanting to secure Exchange on SBS 2003 and connect and iPhone - im guessing this would be suitable?

    Thanks for the advice

    EDIT: Actually i have a question - during the Certificate Request wizard, what server name should i use?

    The internal name of the server is: server01.domain.local
    I have setup an A record "portal" to point to the ip of the server, so users can access: http://portal.domain.co.uk/rww -> Server IP
    I have setup an MX record "mail" to point to the ip of the server, so mail goes to http://mail.domain.co.uk -> Server IP

    Should i use portal.domain.co.uk / mail.domain.co.uk / server01.domain.local / server01.domain.co.uk

    Thanks for any help - i dont want to get this wrong!

    Cheers
    Last edited by Major_Disaster; 17th July 2010, 23:22.

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    Re: GoDaddy SSL certificate - OK to use with SBS 2003?

    No problem with GoDaddy certificates on SBS -- since its 2003 I think you only need the external name, but search for Sembee's articles (or there are some on the main site)
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    • #3
      Re: GoDaddy SSL certificate - OK to use with SBS 2003?

      Thanks for the reply.

      I couldn't find any SBS 2003 SSL articles (http://blog.sembee.co.uk/?tag=/SSL-Certificates)...?

      By external name do you mean portal.domain.co.uk or mail.domain.co.uk?

      I watched a TrainSignal video (on Exchange 2003 - not SBS) and following that i now have:

      MX record mail -> mail.domain.co.uk
      A record mail.domain.co.uk -> External IP
      CNAME record portal.domain.co.uk -> mail.domain.co.uk -> External IP

      (Changed the A record for portal to a CNAME) - is that better / worse / ok? In the video they then went on to purchase an SSL certificate for the CNAME record...

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      • #4
        Re: GoDaddy SSL certificate - OK to use with SBS 2003?

        I haven't written anything specific about SSL with SBS 2003 because it is very simple. You just purchase a regular single name SSL certificate and apply it through IIS manager or the wizards in SBS in the usual way. SBS 2003 doesn't use SSL in the same way as Exchange 2007/SBS 2008 which requires more care.

        GoDaddy have instructions for SSL certificates on IIS6 on Windows 2003, just follow those.

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