Generating a CSR in Microsoft Exchange 2010

DigiCert SSL Certificate CSR Creation - Exchange 2010 In this step-by-step tutorial we will show you how to create an SSL Certificate CSR inExchange 2010. We will walk you through the signing request creation process so you can pa...

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SSL Certificate Installation Instructions
1. Begin, by clicking on the START button, and then Select PROGRAMS, and MICROSOFT EXCHANGE 2010, and then Select Exchange Management Console.

2. Next, Click on "Manage Databases" on the screen.

Manage Databases

3. Now, Select "Server Configuration" which is located to the Left. Now select, "New Exchange Certificate" which can be accessed from the "Actions" Menu located to the Right of the screen.

4. Next, you will be prompted to enter a "Friendly Name" which will help the Administrator Identify the Certificate.

5. If you will be creating the CSR for a Wildcard then Check the Box Under Domain Scope. If NOT, then continue to the Next Screen without selecting the Check Box. If you DO select the Checkbox then you can skip Step 6; and continue on to Step 7.

6. Next, under the "Exchange Configuration Menu" Select "Services" in which you wish to run securely. Then enter the names in which you can connect to those specific services. There will be specific prompts to guide your direction.

7. Next, the screen will have several boxes in which you need to fill in with your own companies information. In the Organization Blank enter your Legal Name of the Company. Under the Organization Unit Blank enter the specific Department within the Organization. Under the City Blank enter the City in which your Company is located. In the State Blank enter the State in which your Company is located.

Organization Forms

8. Next, Select "Browse" to save the CSR to your Desktop. Save the CSR as a .req file. Click Save. Click Next. Click New. Now, Click Finish.

9. Now you have saved the CSR, you will be able to open the CSR in a text editor such as Notepad and copy and paste the information including Beginning and End into the Order Form.

10. Now you have finished this process, and once you receive the SSL Certificate you will then be able to Install it.

Creating the CSR with the Exchange Management Shell:

1. Begin by going to the START button, Click on PROGRAMS, then click on MICROSOFT EXCHANGE 2010 and finally select EXCHANGE MANAGEMENT SHELL. On the Exchange Management Shell Command line type the following ALL on ONE Line: New-ExchangeCertificate -GenerateRequest -KeySize 2048 -SubjectName "c=US, l=YourLocalityOrCity, s=YourStateOrProvince, o=YourCompanyInc," -DomainName, -PrivateKeyExportable:$true Make sure that you replace the domain specific information with the information specific to your individual company.

2. After running this command, the CSR File will be on the Management Shell. Next, to copy it from the Management Shell, Right-Click and then Select "Mark." Now, Paste all the file contents (Including both the Begin and End tags) to the Order Form. Once you have created your CSR File, if you wish to have it created automatically after running the CSR Creation Command, then immediately following Run: Set-Content -path "C:\your_CSR_name.csr" -Value $Data

3. Once you receive the SSL Certificate you will then be able to continue with installation.

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SSL Certificate Installation Instructions
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