Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Exchange SSL renewal - "pending certificate signing request"

After getting a renewal for exchange server and doing the "complete pending request" the certificate still shows in the EMC with "This is a pending certificate signing request (CSR)."  This is after the completing successfully with the crt downloaded from the cert authority.

Opening MMC certs and looking at the cert shows the cert is missing it's private key and in my case also the friendly name didn't carry over.
Open the the certificate from the CA and on the details tab find the thumbprint field and copy it to your clipboard.
Now run the following command from a command prompt:
certutil -repairstore My ""

In addition, in the MMC you can right click your cert and go to properties to assign the friendly name.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fiberlink Maas360 MDM - Warning! Stay away

I don't usually post things like this, but this has been one of the worst experiences I've had with a company.

I'll keep it short and sweet.  If your looking into an MDM and you're looking at Fiberlink Maas360 (now IBM) move along, nothing (good) to see here.

The product itself worked okay, that's not entirely the issue (although I did have some issues with the product).

More importantly!  Sales / Billing at Fiberlink and their business policies are terrible.  They are not very consumer friendly.   Read that contract very carefully!!  They have an "auto-renew" section in there and they WILL NOT warn you in advance.  They where completely unwilling to work with us.

HINT: take a look at XenMobile...