"Secure Mail Certificate on server is not bound to the SMTP Service" error when you run the Hybrid Configuration wizard

Applies to: Exchange OnlineExchange Server 2013 EnterpriseExchange Server 2013 Standard Edition More

Note The Hybrid Configuration wizard that's included in the Exchange Management Console in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is no longer supported. Therefore, you should no longer use the old Hybrid Configuration wizard. Instead, use the Office 365 Hybrid Configuration wizard that's available at http://aka.ms/HybridWizard. For more information, see Office 365 Hybrid Configuration wizard for Exchange 2010.

PROBLEM


When you run the Hybrid Configuration wizard, you receive the following error message:
[<Date><Time>] ERROR:Updating hybrid configuration failed with error 'Subtask CheckPrereqs execution failed: Configure Mail Flow

The Secure Mail Certificate on server <Server> is not bound to the SMTP Service
at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Hybrid.MailFlowTask.CheckCertPrereqs

CAUSE


The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service is not bound to the correct certificate.

SOLUTION


Use the Enable-ExchangeCertificate cmdlet to bind the certificate to the SMTP service.

For more information about this cmdlet, see Enable-ExchangeCertificate.

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