Follow the instructions below to generate a CSR on Exchange Server 2010 . When you have completed generating your CSR, cut/copy and paste the certificate content into the CSR field on the SSL certificate-request page.

Exchange Server 2010 requires a Multiple Domain (UCC) Certificate to run all services securely.

To Generate your Certificate Signing Request

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console by going to Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange 2010 > Exchange Management Console.
  2. Click Manage Databases.
  3. Select Server Configuration, and then select New Exchange Certificate.
  4. Enter a friendly name to identify this certificate, and then click Next.
  5. From the Domain Scope section, select if your CSR is for a wildcard. If so, skip the next step. Otherwise, click Next.
  6. From the Exchange Configuration menu, select the services you want to run securely, enter the names you use to connect to those services, and then click Next.
  7. Complete the following fields, and then click Next.
    • Organization — The full legal name of your company or organization
    • Organization unit — The organization within the company responsible for the certificate
    • Country/City/State — The company’s country, city, and state. If you do not have a state or province, enter your city information.
  8. Click Browse to save the CSR to your computer, click Save, click Next, click New, and then click Finish.

You can open the CSR file with any text editor to complete your certificate request.

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