The certificate “name” on “servername” has expired

When logging in to a customers Exchange Server 2013 environment recently, a pop up caught my eye, indicating the following errror:

An expired certificate as such obviously isn’t such a weird event. However, when zooming into the error, the server that the error referred to was an old, already decommissioned, Exchange Server!

The following locations were checked, to no avail:

  • Get-ExchangeServer
  • Get-ExchangeCertificate
  • ADSI Edit
  • Certificate store on all Exchange Servers

After some googling searching the web with Bing, I found a solution on the web.

Get-Mailbox -Arbitration | Search-Mailbox -DeleteContent

Keep in mind, to run the command, specific permissions are required. A management role needs to be created with Mailbox Import Export assigned role. Assigning the Discovery Management role is not enough!

Jente Paredis

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I am an experienced architect with a strong focus on Security, Identity & Productivity Solutions . I specialize in Azure AD, M365, and Azure Infrastructure Solutions. Throughout my professional career, I have had the pleasure to work with bright-minded people. I care deeply about both People and Technology.

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