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Last Modified: 2011-06-01 13:19:07.0

TN 8140 - How is the Trusted Root Certificate installed on Microsoft server?

How is the Trusted Root Certificate installed on Microsoft server?

NOTE . These instructions apply to the following server types:

Microsoft Exchange 2007 (Windows Server 2008)

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2010

Microsoft Lync 2010

Microsoft ISA

Microsoft Forefront TMG


To install the Trusted Root Certificate, complete the following steps:

1 - Download a copy of the Entrust 2048 bit root certificate. This is listed on Root download page here:

2 - You will want to make sure that you do not already have the root installed. In most cases, our root will already be on your server.

3 - On your Server, go Start > Run and type "MMC" and hit enter

4 - Click File, Add/Remove Snap-in

5 - Select "Certificates" and click Add

6 - A wizard will open. Select computer account and click next

7 - Select Local Computer and click finish

8 - Click close

9 - Expand Certificates on the left hand side of the console window

10 - Look in the Folder "Trused Root Certification" Authorites.

11 - Check to see if you have an entry for Certification Authority (2048)

12 - If you have this, you do not need to install a root certificate

13 - If this is not listed, you will need to import the root certificate

14 - Right click on the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder and select Import under All Tasks.

15 - Browse to the root certificate file that you downloaded and complete the wizard

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