Move certificates for Windows SBS 2008 migration

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Self-issued certificates

Migrating self-issued certificates is not supported. Users must transfer the Certificate Distribution Package to removable media, and then they must re-install the self-issued certificates on the remote computers that are not joined to the domain.

Trusted certificates

If you purchased a trusted certificate, and it is available to export, you can move the certificate to Windows SBS 2008. To do this, export the certificate from the Source Server, import it to the Destination Server, and then run the Add a Trusted Certificate Wizard to connect the certificate to Remote Web Workplace.

To export a trusted certificate from the Source Server

  1. On the Source Server, click Start, click Run, type mmc.exe, and then press ENTER.

  2. On the console, click File, and then click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  3. Click Add, choose Certificates from the list, click Add again, and then click OK.

  4. On the pop-up window, click Computer Account, click Finish, and then click OK.

  5. Expand Certificates, expand Personal, and then click Certificates.

  6. Right-click the certificate that is issued to your Web site (for example: remote.contoso.com), and then click All Tasks, and then click Export.

    noteNote
    There may be multiple certificates with the same name. Ensure that you choose a certificate that has a valid expiration date and that was issued by a trusted authority. If you are not sure which one to use, open Internet Information Services (IIS), determine which certificate IIS is using on the Source Server, and then choose that certificate.

  7. In the Certificate Export Wizard, click Next.

  8. Ensure Yes, export the private key is selected, and then click Next.

  9. Ensure Include all certificates in the certificate path if possible and Export all extended properties are selected, and then click Next. Do not select Delete the private key if the export is successful.

  10. Type a password to protect the certificate file, and then click Next.

  11. Choose a location to save the .pfx file (for example, C:\trustedcert.pfx), and then click Next.

  12. Finish the wizard.

To import the trusted certificate to the Destination Server

  1. Move the trustedcert.pfx file to the Destination Server by using either the network or a USB drive.

  2. On the Destination Server, click Start, type mmc.exe, and then press ENTER.

  3. On the console, click File, and then click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  4. Choose Certificates from the list, and then click Add.

  5. On the pop-up, select Computer Account, click Finish, and then click OK.

  6. Expand Certificates, expand Personal, and then click Certificates.

  7. Right-click Certificates, click All Tasks, and then click Import.

  8. On the Certificate Import Wizard Welcome page, click Next.

  9. Browse to the location of the saved .pfx file, and then click Next.

  10. Type the password that you typed in the Export procedure, ensure that Mark this key as exportable and Include all extended properties are selected, and then click Next.

  11. Ensure that the certificate will be imported to the Personal folder, and then click Next.

  12. Finish the wizard.

To ensure that the Destination Server is using the newly imported certificate, run the Add a Trusted Certificate Wizard.

To run the Add a Trusted Certificate Wizard

  1. Open the Windows SBS Console.

  2. On the navigation bar, click the Network tab, and then click Connectivity.

  3. In the task pane, click Add a trusted certificate.

  4. On the Welcome page, read the information, and then click Next.

  5. On the Get the certificate page, click I want to use a certificate that is already installed on the server, and then click Next.

  6. On the Choose an installed certificate page, click the certificate that you just imported, and then click Next.

  7. When the wizard finishes, click Finish.

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