In a previous article, we installed Let's Encrypt in Exchange Server. Everything is working great…
We like to export the certificate in Exchange 2016 and import the certificate in the newly installed Exchange Server. It’s crucial to install an SSL certificate on the Exchange Server to secure the connections between the server and clients. In this article, you will learn how to export certificate in Exchange 2016 using the Exchange Admin Center.
Table of contents
Create shared folder
Log in to the Exchange Server. This can be the new Exchange Server or one that is already installed and configured. Create a folder on the C: drive and give it the name Certs. Right-click the Certs folder and share this folder.
Assign permissions to the folder:
- Your account (administrator) – Permissions Change/Read Allow
- SYSTEM – Permissions Change/Read Allow
Browse to the shared Cert folder path and verify that you can open the folder before proceeding to the next step.
Export Exchange certificate
Log in to the Exchange Admin Center. Click servers in the feature pane and click certificates in the tabs. Select the Exchange Server. Click on the Exchange certificate that you want to export.
Click in the toolbar on … (More options) and select Export Exchange Certificate.
Place the path you created in the first step and add a name for the certificate, including .pfx file name extension. In our example, it’s \\EX01-2016\certs\ExchangeCert.pfx. Protect the certificate with a password and click OK.
Verify Exchange certificate export
Browse to the path and verify that the Exchange certificate is exported with success.
That’s it. Did this help you to export the Exchange certificate in Exchange Admin Center?
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In this article, you learned how to export certificate in Exchange 2016. Create a shared folder and assign permissions before you start the export wizard in Exchange Admin Center.
In the export Exchange certificate window, fill in the shared folder path including certificate name and password to export the Exchange certificate with private key. Browse to the shared folder path and verify that the Exchange certificate is exported
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