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Solution ID : SO25649

Last Modified : 05/31/2019

Installation Instructions for Microsoft Exchange 2010


Install Your SSL Certificate

  1. Download your certificate from the unique secure link we provide your technical contact via order fulfillment email.
  2. The ZIP file you download contain the SSL and Intermediate CA certificate in PKCS#7 file (i.e. ssl_certificate.p7b).
  3. Unzip the files onto the server where you will install the certificate.
  4. Start the Exchange Management Console by going to Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange 2010 > Exchange Management Console.
  5. Select "Manage Databases", and then select "Server configuration."
  6. Select the certificate from the center menu (listed by its Friendly Name), and then select "Complete Pending Request" from the "Actions" menu.
  7. Browse to the certificate file, then select Open > Complete.

    NOTE: Occasionally Exchange 2010 will show following error message, "The source data is corrupted or not properly Base64 encoded."
    Please ignore this error. Although the error may appear,  the certificate often still installs correctly.
    Hit F5 (on the keyboard) to refresh the certificate and verify that it now says "False" under "Self Signed."
    If it still shows "True", the wrong certificate may have been selected or the request may have been generated on a different server.
    To resolve this issue, create a new CSR on the Exchange 2010 server SO13593 and replace the certificate SO7146.
  8. To enable the certificate, go back to the Exchange Management Console.
  9. Select "Manage Databases", and then select "Server configuration" and click on the link  "Assign Services to Certificate."
  10. Select the services for which the certificate must be enabled then click Next > Assign > Finish.
  11. The certificate is now installed and enabled for use with Exchange 2010.
  12. Test your certificate by connecting to your server with Internet Explorer, ActiveSync, or Outlook.

If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, DigiCert recommends that you contact either the vendor of your software or an organization that supports Microsoft Exchange 2010 server.

Verify certificate installation

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For more information, see Microsoft Support website.