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SSL/TLS Certificate Installation Instructions - Microsoft Lync 2013

Article Number: 46476

Before you begin
  • Never share private key files. 
  • If you plan on using the same certificate on multiple servers always transfer the private key using a secure method (e-mail is not considered a secure method of transfer).
  • Make sure you run the SSL Server Test at the end of the installation process to check your certificate configuration against SSL/TLS Best Practices.
  • For more information on SSL/TLS Best Practices, click here.

 

Installing your Entrust SSL/TLS Certificate on Microsoft Lync 2013
 
 1. Click the Download button in the pickup wizard to download your certificate files. Clicking the download button will produce a zip file that includes your Server Certificate, the Entrust chain/intermediate certificates(s) and the Entrust Root certificate. Extract the files from the zip file.
 
2. On the server, go to Start > Run > type MMC and hit enter.

3. Click File > Add Remove Snap-in.

4. Select Certificates and click Add.

5. Select Local Computer and click Finish.

6. Click Close.

7. Expand Certificates on the left hand side of the console window.

8. Expand the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder and click on the Certificates sub-folder.

9. Important: Check the list of Trusted Root Certificates to see if there is a root labeled Entrust Root Certification Authority - G2.  If this root is present, delete the root from the list. You will install another root certificate and chain your certificate to that root to provide backwards compatibility with older devices that do not include the newer Entrust SHA-2 root certificate.
 
10. Right click on the Certificates sub-folder under Trusted Root Certification Authorities and select All Tasks > Import.

11. In the import wizard, browse to the Root.crt file downloaded in step 1 and complete the wizard.

12. In the MMC console, expand the Intermediate Certification Authorities folder. Right click on the Certificates sub-folder and select All Tasks > Import.

13. In the import wizard, browse to the Intermediate1.crt file downloaded in step 1 and complete the wizard.

14. Right click on the Certificates sub-folder under Intermediate Certification Authorities and select All Tasks > Import.

15. In the import wizard, browse to the Intermediate2.crt file downloaded in step 1 and complete the wizard to complete the certificate chain setup process. You should see your Entrust Intermediate certificates listed in the Intermediate Certification Authorities folder. You are now ready to install your signed server certificate.

16. Click on Start, search for the Lync Server Deployment Wizard and open it.
 
17. Click on Install or Update Lync Server System.




18. Click Run under Step 3 (Request, Install, or Assign Certificates).




19. Click on the Import Certificate button to launch the Import Certificate window.




20. Browse to the location of the ServerCertificate1.crt file that you downloaded in step 1 and uncheck the box that says "Certificate file contains the certificate's private key". Click Next.




21. Click Next in the Import Certificate window.
22. Click the Finish button once the task is completed.



 
23. Expand the Default Certificate section and make sure that all of the desired services have been selected. Click Assign.



24. Click Next.

25. If the services assign correctly, the Task Status will show as Completed. Click the Finish button.

 

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