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Remove-ExchangeCertificate

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-19

Use the Remove-ExchangeCertificate cmdlet to remove an existing certificate from the local certificate store.

importantImportant:
There are many factors to consider when you configure certificates for Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) services. You must understand how these factors may affect your overall configuration. Before you continue, read Understanding TLS Certificates.


Remove-ExchangeCertificate -Thumbprint <String> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Server <ServerIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

You can't remove the certificate that's being used. If you want to replace the default certificate for the server with another certificate that has the same fully qualified domain name (FQDN), you must create the new certificate first, and then remove the old certificate.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Certificate management" entry in the Exchange and Shell Infrastructure Permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Thumbprint

Required

System.String

The Thumbprint parameter specifies the thumbprint of the certificate that you're removing. Each certificate contains a thumbprint, which is the digest of the certificate data.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory. The DomainController parameter isn't supported on the Edge Transport server role. The Edge Transport server role writes only to the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance.

Server

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.ServerIdParameter

The Server parameter specifies the server name from which you want to remove the certificate.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

This example removes a certificate with the specified thumbprint.

Remove-ExchangeCertificate -Thumbprint 5113ae0233a72fccb75b1d0198628675333d010e
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