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Name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name on the site

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As a newbie to SBS I have come a long way very quickly but I am stuck again!, I have remote access working fine but when I configured the certificate with the wizard I used (e.g) officename.maindomain.com as the required certificate name. I did this because I put a forward in place from my main web hosted domain "maindomian.com" and it seemed to make sense that would be what was required as that is what the user would be typing in their browser. Of course, it must be wrong because I get the message that the certificate is invalid or does not match the name on the site. I'd appreciate if someone can advise me what I should put here? It's only for staff accessing remote workplace really. I wondered if the server should be issued to the external static IP?

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Steve

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The problem stems from your use of a "forward" from your hosted domain rather than adding that subdomain to your hosted DNS zone.  

What you need to do is have a host record added to your DNS zone file that points officename.maindomain.com to your external IP address of your server.  This needs to be done in the publicly available zone file which is at either your ISP, hosting provider or domain registrar.  Then you won't have a problem with the way the certificate is issued.

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Jeff,

Your a Genius,

Easy 500 points to make up for where you deserved 2000 in the past:-)

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Well, the dirty little secret is that granting a grade of "A" actually does provide 2000 points.  :-)  A=4x B=3x (and who get's C's?).

Thanks though.  :-)

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Now, if we can only get this thing to spell check so Genius would have been spelled right!  :-)
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You know what, as soon as I hit submit I spotted the typo:-) LOL
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What typo?  (another little secret).  :-)
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