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The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have set up a Hyper-V Virtual Server to be used as a development machine and have installed Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook 2010 on the box.

    The Exchange Server installation was a typical installation. Active Directory is also installed on this machine.

    When running Outlook, I get the following security alert:

    The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.

    I am concerned that this issue might cause issues with applications such as the E-mail Router for Dynamics CRM 2011.

    I have attempted fixes from several sites suggesting that some commands be run in the Exchange Management Console, to no avail. Many posts seem to imply that this error occurs when tampering with certificates. However, I've done no such thing. Could this be something to do with the fact that the certificates issued by the typical installation of Excahnge Server are self-signed?

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

    Monday, March 7, 2011 2:26 PM

Answers

  • Hi Brad,

    Thanks for the response.

    I have just managed to figure out what the problem is and how to solve it. It seems that the SMTP, POP, IMAP and IIS services were assigned to the incorrect certificate. In the Exchange Management Console, you are able to Assign Services to Certificate... in Server Configuration.

    Kind Regards,

    Johan

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:51 AM

All replies

  • Hi Johan,

    This forum is about the Exchange Service protocol documentation (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc307725 ) and this looks more like the sort of question that might be more appropriate on an Exchange or Outlook product forum:

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/officeoutlook

    or

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/exchangesvradmin/threads

    That said, and without knowing exactly what you've done, I'll chance a guess that you haven't ensured that the root certificates (or self-signed certificates, if you did that) are trusted on the client machine, or perhaps the internal hostname doesn't match the external view of the hostname. There are plenty of tutorials on the web for how to import certs - look for one that does it using group policy so you don't have to do it on every machine.

    Good luck with your development.

    Brad

     

    Monday, March 7, 2011 9:06 PM
  • Hi Brad,

    Thanks for the response.

    I have just managed to figure out what the problem is and how to solve it. It seems that the SMTP, POP, IMAP and IIS services were assigned to the incorrect certificate. In the Exchange Management Console, you are able to Assign Services to Certificate... in Server Configuration.

    Kind Regards,

    Johan

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:51 AM