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Mastering Windows Server 2016 by Jordan Krause

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Exporting and importing certificates

I often find myself needing to use the same SSL certificate on multiple servers. This might happen in the case where I have more than one IIS server serving up the same website and I am using some form of load balancing to split the traffic between them. This need may also arise when working with any form of hardware load balancer, as you sometimes need to import certificates onto not only the web servers themselves, but also into the load balancer box. Yet another example is when using wildcard certificates. When you purchase a wildcard, you typically have the intention of installing it onto multiple servers.

Does this mean that I need to generate a new CSR from each server, and request a new copy of the same ...

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