IIS stuck with old SSL Certificate despite of deleting it from Server

Follow me Recently one of out client requested to configure remote app publishing through windows 2012 server. After configuring all remote app setting it failed because of certificate error as Remote app requires a valid trusted certificate to be installed so that the clients can open the applications from their desktop icon.  We went ahead and generated a self signed certificate on the remote app server and assigned it correctly on the required sites in IIS by editing the binding settings. Refer the screen shot below However despite of these changes the server kept presenting the old server certificate and hence the remote app wasn’t able to connect. I even deleted the old server certificate from the server and rebooted the server but still it kept presenting the old certificate. I researched further and found the following commands to check the installed certificates on the server and delete them as needed. Following command (ran from command prompt) display the certificates installed on a server. Netsh Http Show Sslcert   As we can see in the screenshot above, this command did reveal that the old certificate (which I had already deleted from the server) was still present on the server. The old and new certificates can be identified from the certificate hash value.   I used the following command to delete the non required stale certificate from the server Following command (ran from command prompt) deleted the required certificate from the server. Netsh delete Sslcert Ipport=[::]:443 (please replace IP Port value with your required value After this SSL certificate was deleted we ran the following command again and validated that its showing only...
Windows 10: see whats coming your way…

Windows 10: see whats coming your way…

Follow me Windows 10 (Codename Threshold)  is just on the verge of Stepping into the worlds. It is coming on july 29 and is bringing a lot of goodies with it.  After window 8 was released, the microsoft crew started working on Threshold and has undoubtedly proved ” How Things Get done”.  Many new Features are added to make Windows 10 a hit. lets have a look on some features of Threshold.     Start Button is back in action Microsoft was so much focused on introducing the live tiles that it replaces its Basic layout of the windows which results in reduced functionality Removing the start button in windows 8 could be called a mistake from Microsoft.But now as the start button is back and is turbocharged with new improvements in it. It is like the old one but with the presence of live tiles. We can search app and can pin apps, websites and contacts easily on start menu…   Is Windows 10 costly??? Price for windows 10 is unconfirmed, but it is heard that it will be free for 1 year for the existing windows 7 or Windows 8 users. It has been said that Microsoft will revert to the traditional one-off license fee model soon. But Good news is that windows 10 users will receive free updates for the lifetime for their devices, confirmed by Microsoft.   Cortana- your new assistant. Everyone, please welcome your clever new personal assistant, Cortana…. Finally now you have someone who will be at your service 24×7. She can search the web, find things on your PC, keep track of your...

Google Nexus 6 suffering Battery issues

Follow me Nexus 6– One of the most popular handset launched by Google is suffering from a lot of user’s complaints. Earlier people were just complaining about its battery swelling up and that swelling leading to opening of the rear cover. But now it is proved that it just doesn’t swell up but can explode as well. Monica Jasuja from India reported that Nexus 6 blew up making phone totally unusable. Photographs of her Nexus 6 was also posted on her Twitter account that shows the damage. The point need to be noted here is that as per Monica, the phone was neither being charged nor being used. It was just lying around unused. Motorola, manufacturer of Nexus 6 for Google, has also acknowledged the issue and has said that a lot of complaints has come across from number of users, reporting the same issue and is offering a replacement to the affected users. Nexus 6 has been short in market due to limited units, one can also say that Google and Motorola are working on this manufacturer’s defect before increasing the Production. Follow...

Exchange with Local Domain – Your Certificate will Expire by Nov 2015

Recently, I noticed that the Certificate Authorities like GoDaddy are issuing a warning when you purchase a Certificate with Internal Sever name (example: domain.local). The use of internal domain names has been discontinued by Certification Authorities and Browsers (CAB). If you intend to issue a certificate with .local or any internal domain name, then your certificate will expire by November 2015. After November 2015, you’ll loose the ability to purchase an SSL Certificate if you include a .local domain or any other internal domain in it. If you already have one, and you have not done anything about it till Nov 2015, it will expire. You must have a question in your mind, why not purchase the certificate without the internal domain (.local) and use it. Yes, you can use it, however if your Internal domain is .local, then your users will continuously get Certificate warning on Outlook when launched and while using it. What does it mean for you? Since Active Directory was introduced by Microsoft, most of the users have promoted their internal domain separate from an external domain. Exchange Servers were configured with the internal domain names as well. Outlook always contacted the Exchange Server via its .local domain name. Now, if you also have a similar environment, you must be thinking about how you can avoid this from happening, and also issue a proper certificate for your Exchange Organization. How do you fix it – Redirect your Exchange Server to use External URL You’ll need to run the following commands on your Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 Management Shell. These commands will update the URL for three services:...