The following instructions will guide you through the SSL Certificate installation process on Microsoft Exchange 2016. If you have more than one server or device, you will need to install the certificate on each server or device you need to secure.
- Copy your certificate
Copy your SSL Certificate to your Exchange Server's Network Share Folder.
Note: This should be the same folder where you saved your CSR.
- Open the Exchange Admin Center (EAC)
This can be done by opening a web browser and browsing to the URL of your server: https://localhost/ecp
Login to the Exchange Admin Center by entering your Domain/user name and Password on the credentials page, and then click sign in.
- Select Servers
In the sidebar menu of the left-hand column of the EAC, select Servers, then select Certificates from the menu at the top of the page.
- Select Complete
Choose your SSL Certificate request from the menu in the middle of the page, then in the certificate request details pane to the right (under Status) select Complete.
Note: Certificate request are listed by their friendly names.
- Enter the network path
In the complete pending request wizard, under *File to import, enter the network path where your certificate file is located.
- Select OK
Select OK, and your certificate will be successfully installed on your Exchange 2016 server, and the status of your certificate request should now be Valid.
Your certificate should now be installed. You can navigate to your site in a web browser to check for the padlock, or use an online SSL Checker tool to verify the installation. Remember, you may need to restart your server for changes to take effect.