Create CSR Exchange Server 2010

Log in to your Exchange Management Console. In the tree structure on the left side of the screen, open the header 'Microsoft Exchange On-premises' and click on 'Server Configuration'. In the center of the screen, select the server for which you want to create a CSR. Then, on the right side of the screen, click on the menu option 'New Exchange Certificate'.

A new window will open. In this 'New Exchange Certificate' wizard, enter a 'friendly name' that will help you identify your certificate in the overview screen. Choose an easily identifiable name. Click 'next'.

In the next window, you can choose to create a CSR for a wildcard. Leave this field empty when you want to create a regular CSR. Click 'next'.

In the next window, select the services on your Exchange server for which you want to create the CSR. Select the desired services and add the appropriate information such as host names in the input fields. Click 'next'.

In the next window, an overview will be shown of the names that Exchange Server wants to include in the CSR. Select your common name and click the button 'set as common name'. Click 'next'.

In the next screen, enter the following information:

  • Organization Name (the company name, as has been entered in the registry of the Chamber of Commerce)
  • Department Name (the name of your department or organisational unit, such as 'Sales')
  • City/Locality (The name of the town or city your company is located in)
  • State/Province (The state or province your company is located in)
  • Country/Region (The country code in capital letters, for example US or GB)

Enter the path where you want to save your CSR to under the header 'Certificate Request File Path'. To do this, click the button 'Browse' and select the desired folder. Click 'next'.

In the next window, you will be shown an overview of the information you have entered during the process. Check the information for correctness, and click 'new'. Your CSR will now be created. Click 'finish' to complete the process. The CSR has now been saved to the indicated location. This will look like the following example:


The CSR that was generated for your domain name can now be used to request an SSL certificate on Follow the steps in our SSL Wizard to request the certificate. When you reach the step to enter the CSR, simply copy and paste the generated code in your CSR file.