Gotcha when assigning Certificate to Exchange 2010 SP1
Quite often I will enable HTTP (i.e. disable the SSL requirement of IIS 7.5 in 2008 R2) access within IIS to allow me to do a neat HTTP to HTTPS redirect on the root folder.
This allows silly users to do the old “webmail.domain.com” syntax in their browser of choice and still get them to the /owa virtual directory.
However when you go to assign a certificate to this using EMC a warning is flagged;
Do you want to enforce SSL communication on the root web site? If not, rerun the cmdlet with the –DoNotRequireSSL parameter.
I clicked “no” (obviously) and the EMC process completed Successfully – i.e. with a nice big fat green tick
However upon further inspection it appeared that it hadn’t completed – in fact the certificate hadn’t applied at all.
Running it from the EMS with the –DoNotRequireSSL parameter sorted me out, but surely if you answer no and therefore exit out of the process it should pass through an error output rather than a success?