Install an SSL Certificate in Exchange 2007

Working with Microsoft Exchange is both fun and rewarding. However, some tasks take place so seldom that you may need a refresher to help you accomplish them. Installing an SSL Certificate in Exchange 2007 is one of those tasks.

To install your digital security certificate from in Microsoft Exchange 2007, please follow the following procedure:

  1. From the Start menu, select Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and then click Exchange Management Shell.
  2. A command prompt opens; type the following to import the certificate:

    Import-ExchangeCertificate -Path c:\CertificateFile.p7b

    TIP: Be sure to replace c:\CertificateFile.p7b with the explicit path and file name of your certificate.

    TIP: Newer versions of Exchange will use -FileData instead of -Path.

    TIP: Check the output from the command for the thumbprint code to use in the next command. If it is not listed, you will need to manually review the certificate details to obtain the thumbprint.

  3. To enable the certificate, type the following (one line):

    Enable-ExchangeCertificate -Thumbprint PASTE_THUMBPRINT_HERE -Services "SMTP, IMAP, POP, IIS"

    TIP: Replace PASTE_THUMBPRINT_HERE with the actual thumbprint. Specify the services this certificate covers, using quotes.

    TIP: Valid service identifiers are SMTP, POP, IMAP, UM, and IIS. You should only list services that are actually in use on your server. Unfortunately, we are unable to determine those services for you.

  4. Barring any errors, the process is complete. You may close the Exchange Management Shell window.
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