Monthly Archives: October 2012

Generating Certificates with Subject Alternative Names (SANs) from Internal Certificate Authority – Microsoft CA

Introduction to Certificates

Certificates are used to secure communication between the Clients and the Server so that the transmitted data is not compromised. It is a security best practise to implement SSL whenever a web site hosts confidential information.

Certificates are issued by a Certificate Provider or Certification Authority (CA). To apply for a certificate, a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is sent to the  CA. This CSR contains the host name(s) that needs to be protected, the email address and the company information. The CA, after verifying the information, approves and generates a Certificate. This Certificate can then be used to secure communication. Go On, Continue Reading!


Configuring SMTP Namespace Sharing between two Exchange Forests – Part 5

In our previous post we deployed the new Email Address Policy, generated a unified communication certificate and changed the Exchange URLs to reflect the new shared SMTP namespace. In Part 5, we will be dealing with the below points:

  • Handling Cross-Forest Autodiscover Queries
  • Publishing the new Exchange URLs on ISA\TMG

For the purpose of illustration, I will be using ISA to publish the new Exchange URLs. But conceptually, ISA is not much different from the way TMG works.

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