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Thursday, June 28, 2012

CRL warning while installing Exchange 2010 SP2 rollup

Today I was working with one of our clients , we were installing Exchange 2010 SP2 rollup when the following popup appeared.
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This popup indicates that the server cannot connect to the software package publisher ( Microsoft in our case ) to validate Certificate Revocation List ( CRL ) , which maybe due to lack of internet connection – which was our case - or issues with name resolution for Microsoft’s CRL [ crl.microsoft.com ]
In order to overcome this warning you may do one of the following :
  1. Ensure that the server is connected to the internet and that “crl.microsoft.com” is resolvable using NSlookup  ( If you got the warning while having internet connection )
  2. If your server have no internet access , you can disable checking for publisher’s certificate revocation via Internet Explorer options ( see below )
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After disabling CRL publisher checking we were able to proceed with Exchange 2010 rollup installation and without getting any CRL warning window. Once rollup was installed , we reverted back  CRL checking settings from IE options . Winking smile