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  • Windows Server 2003 DC Personal Store Certificate Expiration

    Currently I have a 2003 DC which provides LDAPS authentication for our web application servers.

    I knew the certificate would be expiring on July23/09 so I reissued a new cert on Jun 30/09. Deleted the old certificate and rebooted the server as I knew it would be caching the old certificate until a reboot occured.

    When I came in this morning (July 23/09 - date of old certificate expiration) LDAPS connections were being refused.

    I ended up rebooting the DC and then LDAPS connections started working.

    Even though I deleted the old certificate and rebooted the server why would it still be cached and not be using the new cert and why the reboot on July23/09 cleaned it up and the previous one would not have?

    Thanks
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