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Extended Validation SSL Certificates, also known as EV Certificates, provide the strictest validation requirements to prove to your customers that your site is not a phishing or fraudulent website and turn the address bar green to show customers that it's safe to proceed on your website.

You will have received your certificate file from us, usually named your_domain_com.cer.

Alternatively, you may have received it as several files: your_domain_com.crt and intermediate certificates UTNAddTrustServer_CA.crt and NetworkSolutions_CA.crt. The root certificate AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt may also be provided.

Follow these instructions to copy the file(s) you received to the server:

  1. 1. Open the Exchange Management Shell. This is done by clicking Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 > Exchange Management Shell.
  2. 2. Click the link for Manage Databases, and then Server Configuration.
  3. 3. Select your certificate from the list at the bottom-middle of the panel. Click Complete Pending Request from the right-hand menu.
  4. 4. When the wizard starts, choose your certificate file, usually named your_domain_com.cer and click Complete.
  5. 5. Select your certificate again from the list at the bottom-middle of the panel. Click Assign Services to Certificate from the right-hand menu.
  6. 6. Check or uncheck the services required, and click Assign.
  7. 7. Click Finish on the final stage of the wizard.
  8. The certificate will be correctly installed and assigned.

Note: Often Microsoft® Exchange 2010 will show an error message stating that The source data is corrupted or not properly Base64 encoded when completing the Pending Request. This error is incorrect and can be ignored.

If you use an ISA server in front of your Exchange server(s), you will need to export the certificate from Exchange onto the ISA server, and import. When doing so, you must be sure to include the entire certificate chain.