How to Install SSL Certificate on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

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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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