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17Dec/180

Renewing the expired Office Online/Web Apps Server farm certificate

Certificates sometimes expire... it happens! 🙂

But what happens if the certificate for your Office Online Server (OOS) or Office Web Apps Server (OWAS) farm expires and your farm is not available anymore?

Obviously, OOS farm and your Skype for Business, Exchange & SharePoint integration stops working. Next thing to do will be to renew the expired certificate.

But how?

My MVP colleague Andi Krüger did a nice blog post on updating the farm certificate, and it's fairly simple - Set-OfficeWebAppsFarm -CertificateName "RenewedOOSInternalCertificate" should do the trick... if your farm is running.

If things got out of hand and your farm is not running anymore and you cannot use the Set-OfficeWebAppsFarm cmdlet (you'll see that Office Online (WACSM) service is Stopped and cannot be brought back up with the expired certificate and your machine is showing that it's no longer part of the farm), you'll need to take a different approach, because you'll be getting errors when running the above mentioned command (like "It does not appear this machine is part of an Office Online Server farm." or similar).

WACSM Service is Stopped and and your machine is showing that it's no longer part of the farm

One of the possible solutions would be:

  • make a note of the Friendly Name of your old (expired) certificate (MMC or PowerShell) (in my case it's called "OOSInternalCertificate")
  • remove the expired certificate
  • renew/request/install the new certificate
  • change the Friendly Name of a new certificate to match the previous one
  • start the Office Online (WACSM) service or restart the machine
  • (copy the certificate/do the procedure on other farm members, if needed)

Everything is back normal

Your farm operations should now be restored and you can run Get-OfficeWebAppsFarm cmdlet normally:

Or you can open up the farm's discovery URL - if it's rendering again, everything should be OK (in my case "https://oos.myfarm.local/hosting/discovery"):

Even the discovery works

Cheers!

10Nov/090

Exchange 2010 launch, PMI forum 2009

Jučer, na TechEd konferenciji u Berlinu, je službeno predstavljen Exchange Server 2010 (kako je i najavljeno u službenoj objavi koju sam citirao u postu) koji je ujedno i "pušten" TechNet/MSDN pretplatnicima. Po običaju, najbolji početak za upoznavanje novog proizvoda su službene stranice na kojima možete pronaći sve relevantne informacije...

Uz TechEd koji se održava u Njemačkoj, ovaj tjedan (točnije u srijedu) se kod nas, u Zagrebu, održava PMI forum 2009 – treća regionalna konferencija namijenjena voditeljima projekata. Iako baš i nisam ciljana publika, imam priliku prisustvovati i jednom ovakvom događanju, što me jako veseli. Sve o konferenciji možete saznati na službenim stranicama.

Za kraj, nešto na što sam slučajno naišao – znate li što je BSoD (sigurno ste ga vidjeli ili barem čuli za njega)? Uglavnom, na ovim stranicama imate priliku preuzeti screen saver dizajniran po uzoru na famozni BSoD pa ako vas više veseli da umjesto Windows logo-a, na vašem ekranu stoji BSOD, poslužite se. 🙂

16Apr/090

Exchange 2010 Beta – javno dostupan

Jučerašnji dan mi je započeo dosta nezgodno – od ranog jutra su se nizale same loše vijesti. Događaj koji mi je donekle popravio raspoloženje – Exchange Server 2010 Beta je postao javno dostupan! Konačno sam dočekao da i taj proizvod vidim "uživo" (jedno je čitati o nečemu, a posve drugačiji osjećaj je to i isprobati :)).

Uglavnom, danas je uslijedila priprema (reinstalacija laptopa – zamijenio Windows 7 sa Server 2008 R2, instalacija virtualki i slično) i instalacija same bete. U podlozi se nalazi Windows Server 2008 R2, a instaliran je još i IIS, RSAT, Windows Search i Office 2007 Filter Pack. Sama instalacija je prošla vrlo dobro, problema nisam imao (zasad), a testiranje tek slijedi…

Više informacija i download bete možete pronaći na službenim stranicama.

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