Certificate Restore in Exchange Server 2013 SP1

In this article we will be learning on how to restore Certificates which was backed up.

To know how to backup Certificate please read this article on Certificate Backup

To know how to perform Disaster Recovery read this article on Disaster Recovery

To know how to perform a Database Restore using windows server backup read this article on Database Restore

Let’s Explore

Disclaimer Note: The test performed is on Certificate which was issued by an Internal CA. Third party vendors may offer a different solution. Please check and understand their terms and conditions before performing any steps.

Figure 1: After Disaster Recovery

Figure 2: Import Exchange Certificate

In figure 2 we have to ensure that our cursor is pointing somewhere in the middle pane. Do not select any options. And then click Import Exchange Certificate as shown above.

Figure 3: File to Import

In figure 3 Import the Certificate from the Shared Location.

Figure 4: Certificate Restored

Post restoring the Certificate assign the services as required and the server should be back in production.

Hope it was helpful


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