How to Install SSL Certificate on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Steps to Install SSL on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Initial Instruction

microsoft exchange 2010 logoBefore your stat SSL Certificate installation, Please complete following processes.

  • Buy/renew SSL Certificate
  • Generate CSR with SHA-2 algorithm
  • Save the CSR & Private key file on your server
  • Apply for SSL Certificate Issuance
  • Submit SSL issuance Documents required by your certificate authority (For OV & EV SSL)

Step 1: Save the Certificate Files

After receiving SSL certificate files form your CA (Certificate Authority), download all files and save them on your Exchange Server.

Step 2: Install Intermediate Certificate in MMC (Microsoft Management Console)

  • In Start Menu, type MMC and press Enter.
  • MMC Console 1 will appear, Here from menu bar click on File > Add/Remove Snap-ins or else you can use shortcut key as Ctrl + M.
  • From Add/Remove Snap-ins window, select Certificates, click on Add
  • Now select a specific user account (E.G Computer Account) & press Next
  • Select Local computer & press Finish
  • Click the OK
  • From the Console Root folder, expand the Certificates.
  • Right click on Intermediate Certificate Authorities, Move mouse on All Tasks & click on Import…
  • Click on Next button
  • Click on Browse button, find the Intermediate Certificate file location, and click on Next
  • Select ‘Place all certificates in the following store’, then hit the Browse button, from the list of Certificate Store select Intermediate Certificate Authorities & click OK.
  • Click on Next
  • Completing the Certificate Import Wizard will appear, ensure your Certificate details and click Next
  • The import was Successful message will popup.
  • Press OK & Exit from MMC.

Your Intermediate SSL Certificate is now installed.

Step 3: Install SSL Certificate

  • In your Start menu, click on All Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 > Exchange Management Console.
  • Click on Microsoft Exchange On-Premises > Manage Databases in the Exchange Management Console
  • Click on Server Configuration
  • In the Exchange Certificates, select your primary certificate
  • Click on Complete Pending Request from the Action
  • Here, click on Browse & find your SSL Certificate file & press Open.
  • Now click on Completed & then press Finish
  • From the Exchange Management Console, in Exchange Certificates select the Certificate
  • Click on Assign Services to Certificate form the Action
  • From Assign Services to Certificate, select the server for which you wish to assign the service & press Next
  • Now select services which you wish to assign the certificate & click on Next.
  • Click on Assign > Finish.

Your SSL Certificate is now installed on Exchange Server 2010

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