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    I will be migrating from Exchange 2003 to 2007 in the next couple weeks. Right now I have a ssl cert installed on Exchange 2003 for Https use with our smartphones.

    When I go to Exchange 2007 will all the smartphones break? Will I have to get a new ssl cert from Godaddy? Does 2007 come with a ssl cert?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: SmartPhones and https

    Exchange 2007 installs a self signed certificate during installation. However it is designed as a place holder only - it isn't supported for use with ActiveSync or Outlook Anywhere.

    You will need a new certificate because Exchange 2007 uses a different type of certificate called a Subject Alternative Name or Unified Communications certificate.

    I have outlined what needs to be done on my blog here:
    http://blog.sembee.co.uk/archive/2008/05/30/78.aspx

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    • #3
      Re: SmartPhones and https

      so the cert I got from Godaddy that is on my exchange 2003 box won't work on the exchange 2007 box?

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      • #4
        Re: SmartPhones and https

        It will, but I don't see the point.
        To use a standard single name SSL certificate you have to change a lot of things in Exchange, plus your external DNS provider has to support SRV records, many do not.
        The UC/SAN certificate that Exchange requires is $60/year.

        Simon.
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        • #5
          Re: SmartPhones and https

          can that be bought thru godaddy also? can't find it on their site:

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          • #6
            Re: SmartPhones and https

            GoDaddy direct charge US$90. IF you use a reseller site like http://certificatesforexchange.com/ then you get it at the cheaper rate.

            Simon.
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