How to Install an SSL Certificate on a Client Access Server

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2007-03-19

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell to install a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 computer that has the Client Access server role installed.

To perform the following procedure, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange View-Only Administrator role and membership in the local Administrators group.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

To perform this procedure, you must have previously requested a certificate from a certification authority by using the New-ExchangeCertificate cmdlet, and then transmitted that request to a certification authority. The certification authority must have returned a certificate file.

  • Run the following command:

    Import-ExchangeCertificate -Path c:\certificates\filename.cer -friendlyname "Contoso CAS01"

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Import-ExchangeCertificate.

For more information about SSL and SSL certificates, see the following topics.