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how to configure RWA in SBS 2011 with SSC?

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I am trying to get RWA working on a SBS 2011 using a self-signed certificate.  I have exported the certificate from the server and imported on the client machine.  Prior to doing this i was getting an error yelling about the  certificate not being trusted--blah blah blah.  I have gotten past that error and now I get

"your computer cant connect to the remote computer because the remote desktop gateway server address requested and the certificate sbject name do not match."

I created a new cert with a friendly name matching the website i am trying to connect to and i.  I am stuck now.  any ideas?  what am i missing?  i have noticed that when establishing the connection the publisher shows 'sites' instead of the fqdn--i think this might be my problem.

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Please use the pre-packaged installer when installing a self-generated certificate. Otherwise you are only trusting the cert itself and not the cert root, which causes all manners of issues.

Article below is for SBS 2008, but this hasn't changed in 2011:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2008/09/30/how-do-i-distribute-the-sbs-2008-self-signed-ssl-certificate-to-my-users.aspx

-Cliff

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ok--i used the self signing certificate installer in the public/downloads.  this has gotten me past the error, but now after entering my password it is stuck on "initiating remote connection".  it sits there for about a minute, then times out.  i only have port 443 open--thats all i need for RWA, right?

Any ideas?

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p.s. sorry for the delay--i never got the email you replied to this and i happened to be checking the status and noticed 1 reply.
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You only need port 443, but some firewalls nay not route traffic as expected. That would be my first guess.

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OWA is working fine via 443 as is pulling up the website, so it appears the firewall is routing traffic corretly.  How would I troubleshoot RDP not connecting fully?
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OWA is purely web traffic. The remote desktop feature is RDP traffic being run over a secure tunnel on 443. Not all traffic is created equal, so don't assume that just because a website loads that remote desktop connectoins will work.

You should be able to access and test the RWA components even within the network. Connect to the RWA website from one machine, then attempt to make a remote desktop connection to another machine. If this works then you know you have firewall issues.

-Cliff

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can rdp via software internally, but cannot rdp via remote website internally.  firewall on server is disabled.

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solved myself
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