Obtain certificate from server without being in the domain.

Behind a firewall I have all the workstations in a workgroup and a server on DC.

Can a computer from a workgroup obtain a certificate from the server without being in the same domain? The reason why these workstations are not on the domain because logon is really slow using the server as a DC.

Also, how effective is L2TP without using certificate, just the protocols itself?

Thanks.
nakedconsultingAsked:
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Olaf De CeusterCommented:
Is this an SBS server?
But yes you don't need to be on the domain to install the certificate.
Olaf
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nakedconsultingAuthor Commented:
Can u provide some instruction, thanks.
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Olaf De CeusterCommented:
Can you tell me what system?
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nakedconsultingAuthor Commented:
SBS 2003
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nakedconsultingAuthor Commented:
and Win XP Pro
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Olaf De CeusterCommented:
Just logon to RWW: https://FQDN/Remote and when the certificate warning comes up instead of saying yes, click on install certificate and follow prompts.
If you have IE7 let me know , the process is a bit different.
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Olaf De CeusterCommented:
For VPN: Use the small bussiness server connection = SBS VPN. It's PPTP and works OK.
You can download that from RWW too.
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nakedconsultingAuthor Commented:
I do have IE7, how does that work?
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Olaf De CeusterCommented:
Right click on IE7 and run as admin. Than import the certificate and put them in the trusted root.
Olaf
http://msmvps.com/blogs/cgross/archive/2006/10/23/Vista-RC2_2C00_-IE7-and-SBS-Self_2D00_Signed-Certs.aspx
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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