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Last Modified : 05/02/2018

How do I import a SSL certificate (.pfx) into a Microsoft Exchange 2007 server?


Import a SSL certificate (.pfx) into a Microsoft Exchange 2007 server


To import an SSL certificate into a Microsoft Exchange 2007 server, use the Exchange Management Shell utility. The SSL certificate must be in the .pfx format.

Import .pfx file:

  1. Click Start > Run
  2. Type in MMC and click OK
  3. Go into the File Tab (or Console) > select Add/Remove Snap-in
  4. Click Add > Click Certificates and click Add, then click close
  5. Click OK (in the Add/Remove Snap-in window)
  6. Select Computer Account
  7. Select Local Computer
  8. Click the + to expand the Certificates console tree
  9. Right click  Personal Certificates Store (folder)
  10. Choose > All Tasks > Import
  11. Follow the Certificate Import Wizard to import the .pfx file. When prompted, choose "Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate"

Enable the certificate on Exchange 2007:

  1. Get the certificate thumbprint by running the command:

    [PS] C:\> Get-ExchangeCertificate -DomainName

    Thumbprint                                Services   Subject
    ----------                                --------   -------
    78914AA2978559E2456512BTD76C6P5TB104BE33  .....

  2. Run Enable-ExchangeCertificate command:

    Enable-ExchangeCertificate -ThumbPrint [paste] -Services "SMTP, IMAP, POP, IIS

  3. Restart the server

For additional instructions, please refer to Microsoft knowledge base at:

For more information regarding the Exchange Management Shell, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge base article: