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    Hi all. I have a friend who's replacing his SBS 2003 server with a Windows Server 2012 Standard server with Exchange 2013. I just want to make sure I understand the cert part of Exchange 2013.

    As I understand he needs to get a multi-domain or UCC cert and he'll need certs created for (hasn't had to use this with 2003), (was already using this with 2003), and perhaps a cert with the FQDN of the server (hasn't had to use this with 2003). Does that all sound right?

    Also, as I understand it the CSR needs to be created on the new 2013 server, not the existing 2003 server, correct?

  • #2
    Re: SSL cert questions

    You cannot create an SSL certificate of the required type on Exchange 2003. Therefore it has to be done on Exchange 2013.

    You don't include the internal name of the server. If the domain is .local this will not be allowed. Instead it is just and Then adjust Exchange to use everywhere with a Split DNS.

    My Exchange 2010 guide on this process is almost identical to Exchange 2013:

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    • #3
      Re: SSL cert questions

      Thanks for the insight Sembee. I really appreciate it.