Install SSL certificate Exchange Server 2010

When the request for your SSL certificate is completed, it will be sent to you in a zip file containing, at least, the following files:

  • The CA root certificate
  • One or more intermediate certificates
  • Your certificate
  • A readme file

Save your certificate in an easy to reach location on your server, such as the folder where you saved your CSR. This path will look like the following example:
\\servercertificatesmycertificate.cer

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'. Select the server on which you wish to install the certificate with your right mouse button. Select the option 'Complete pending request'.

A new window will open. Click 'Browse' and select your certificate file. Click 'complete'. A summary of your certificate will be shown on screen. Once the certificate has been loaded, the 'finish' button becomes usable. Click the button to complete the installation.

Next, assign the certificate to the appropriate services. Return to the tree structure on the left side of the screen, open the header 'Microsoft Exchange On-premises' and click on 'Server Configuration'. Select the server you just installed the certificate on in the middle section of the screen. In the menu to the right, click 'Assign Services to Certificate'.

A new window will open. Once the server has been loaded, click 'next'. Select the services for which you want to use the certificate. You can choose any or all of the following: IMAP, POP, SMTP, IIS, and Unified Messaging. Click 'next'.

A summary of your services is shown on screen. Click 'Assign'. A new window might pop up with a warning that the current certificate will be overwritten. Click on 'yes to all'. Once the services have been assigned, you will once again be shown a summary. Click the 'finish' button to complete the process.

Your certificate has now been installed and assigned.