I just had a server die on me and I wasn't able to export the SSL certificate to the new server. Can I install the .pfx file from the original webserver to the new one or do I need to generate a new certificate?
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You can just import the original SSL to the new server without any fussing around generating new CSR's or touching the certificate store directly.
Use the "Import a certificate from a .pfx file" option in the IIS Certificate Wizard (if you're using IIS6):
If this is IIS7 you need to import the SSL using the Server Certificates feature in IIS Manager (which exists at the server level branch of the tree):
To assign the certificate to a site you need to edit the site's bindings and choose the certificate from the list available:
Copy the certificate from the original server to your new server: