Installing certificates and enabling services

After you've generated a certificate request and have obtained a certificate from a certificate authority, you will need to install the certificate on your server using the Import-ExchangeCertificate cmdlet . This recipe will show you how to install certificates issued from a certificate authority and how to assign services to the certificate using the Exchange Management Shell.

How to do it...

  1. Let's say that you have requested and downloaded a certificate from an Active Directory Enterprise CA and downloaded the file to the root of the C:\ drive. First, read the certificate data into a variable in the shell:
    $certificate = Get-Content -Path c:\certnew.cer `
    -Encoding Byte `
    -ReadCount 0
  2. Next, we can import ...

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