Monday, April 6, 2009

Installing SSL Certs in Vista

Recently I had a user who with his new Vista laptop wanted to access his exchange account via Outlook using RPC over HTTP. After installing our server's SSL cert it would still not connect. The problem is that Vista's automatic certificate installtion does not put it in the Trusted Root Certificate Store. Therefore when first installing the cert, click the Install Certificate button, and then click next, then choose Place all certificates in the following store and choose Trusted Root Certification Authorities.

This was only necessary in Vista, but for XP, the automatic installation worked fine.

For complete details and screenshots see here.