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The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified.

Posted on 2010-08-28
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I’m having problems with RDWeb.  When I setup the server for testing I used a “self-signed cert”.  I got a cert from Godaddy and installed it on the server.  When I log into RDWeb, I get an error:
“The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified. Do you want to connect anyways?”
And there is a mismatch name.  The cert from the server is showing the old self-signed cert, not the new one.  Is there a way to change it?

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Question by:kfasick
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by:n2fc
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The following Microsoft article outlines (step by step) how to replace the certificate:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947027
 
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michko-au earned 500 total points
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Hi kfasick,

Launch the 'Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration' tool (Start > Administrative Tools > Remote Desktop Services)
Right-click RDP-Tcp and select Properties
General Tab
Down the bottom, you can hit 'select' to change the certificate
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by:kfasick
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The MS article didn't help.  And the CA certificate from Godaddy has been added to the RemoteApp Manager.
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by:michko-au
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kfasick,
Not RemoteApp Manager, you want to go into 'Remote Desktop Services' as per above instructions.
RemoteAPP Manager is for signing the RDP files you distribute.
Try the above instructions exactly and advise.
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by:kfasick
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That seemed to solve the problem with RDWeb, but when I use RDP client it's showing the IP address as the "Requested remote computer" instead of the CA certificate.  When I click on the “View certificate” button at the lower left corner, it displays the correct certificate.
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by:michko-au
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Great, then the original problem has been resolved.

Regarding your RDP issues - are you connecting to the IP address? If so the mismatch error is to be expected. Be sure to connect using the same hostname specified in the certificate and you shouldn't receive the errors.
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by:kfasick
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I hate it when I miss something so simple.  One more thing, when the user starts up the remote app inside the web interface, they still get an error “A website wants to run a RemoteApp program.  Make sure that you trust the publisher before you connect to the program.
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by:michko-au
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This is resolved by correctly signing the RDP file in 'RemoteApp'. If you need more help with this separate issue, please open a new question.
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