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  • Default Recieve Connector

    I am running a single server Exchange organization and for the longest time I have been receiving an event log ID 12014 "Exchange couldn't find a certificate that contains the domain name servername.domain.org"

    I know I receive this event because the FQDN of my DEFAULT receive connector is the server name and I am using a wild card certificate.

    Can I change the FQDN in the Default Receive connector? Or do I need to generate a new cert?

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    Re: Default Receive Connector

    Wildcard certificates are not really suitable for Exchange 2007. They are not the same as a SAN/UC certificate which is how Exchange is designed to work.

    Switch to a UC certificate with the correct names on it and the error will go away. With a wildcard certificate you cannot stop the error, because Exchange wants an exact match.

    *.example.com is NOT the same as host.example.com.

    I have instructions for the SAN/UC certificate on my blog here:
    http://blog.sembee.co.uk/archive/2008/05/30/78.aspx

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