SBS 2008 certificate error on LAN afetr installing godaddy certificate on server

Posted on 2009-04-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
We have just installed a Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 at a clients site.
All was fine, until we swapped the remote access to htps://
We are using a godaddy ssl - which works perfectly from outside the LAN.
But now every user internally gets a certificate error when they access OWA, Sharepoint etc.
The certificate on the server does now point to and I am guessing internally it doesn't see this path??
I have no experience in this server, could an expert please help!!

Many thanks,

Question by:ics45
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suppsaws earned 500 total points
ID: 24038547
Hello ics45,

that is because internally you should use split dns.
SBS is configured with split dns, do you could use the DEFAULT url.
Since you are using a different url, you can create a split dns on your SBS server for that new url.
here is a tutorial for that:

btw, did you install the cert like this?:


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ID: 24038597

Start > SBS Native Tools Management [Enter] > DNS > Forward Lookup Zones.
there you can see the default split dns vanues.


Author Comment

ID: 24038743
Hi Suppsaws,

many thanks for the very fast reply.
I did install the cert as your second link (Actually using the very same link!!).
I will check the first (split DNS) straight away and reply ASAP.
Once again many thanks for the reply,

Kindest regards,

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Author Comment

ID: 24038861
Hi Suppsaws,

Just to clarify the link..

I want to add a local resource that is available on the internet??

So When I go to DNS manager I have 3 zones on the server;

Should I be adding www.internal IP address to my domain.local zone??

Many thanks,


Author Comment

ID: 24039025

Now I have looked further do I actually need to create the listing in my domain.local zone??


Author Comment

ID: 24057820

this is now working, split DNS was the answer, but not really as described in the link.

I am happy to split the points,

Many thanks,


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