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Using RWW in SBS2008. Specifically regarding certificates

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We have a server and clients of its domain we want to administrate remotely using RWW in sbs2008.

The main problem I have is with untrusted certificates.  I attempt to log on to computer and it warns me that I must install the proper certificate, and it refuses to let me connect.  I HAVE installe the certificate on the computer from which I am trying to connect.

The cert is just a generated one, we do not have a paid for cert.  Also, the server doesn't actually have a FQDN as such, it currently has a dynamic IP which I  can track through a dyndns.org domain name.  so https://myserver.dyndns.org/remote.

Could somebody please help me with the fundamentals of what i need to do to get RWW working?  I can use remote desktop to the server, its just this certificate business stopping me from contacting clients which is frustrating, we dont want to pay for a cert :)

Thanks for your help

eMicros
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Your certificate will need to matche the FQDN, if your certificate is remote.domain.com and your connecting to dynamic.dns.com then the IP doesnt match the certificate.

Ring your ISP and get a static IP, or change your certificate to myserver.dydns.org
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Certificate shows as https://remote.mydomain.dyndns.org .  If i try to bring this url up i get no page.
I need to access it via https://mydomain.dyndns.org/remote.  Does the problem lie with the certificate having "remote." at the start? its autogenerated, i dont know hwo to generate it to say anything else.

Any pointers appreciated.

BTW, regarding fixing the ip, we will be doing this in due course as we want to use smtp to our server rather than the pop3 solution currently in place.  This server is being introduced into a small business previosuly on a peer to peer, we are bit by bit moving it all to the server,

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the certificate and the URL you are using to access it have to match exactly or it will not work.

SO you either need to re create a certificate (run the connect to internet wizard again) or change the name in the DYDNS system.

I would also get a static IP ASAP, and deliver all mail to the server, why use pop3? there is no advantage.
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Actually it all works fine except for reaching a particular pc which is connecting wireless. we've given up. we can connect to any wired in pc, just not wireless ones, and theres only one of those so we're not complaining any more :)
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