troubleshooting Question

The relationship between Remote Desktop Services (rolls) and Windows SBS 2011

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Hi All

Connecting to Windows SBS 2011 using IP address rather than FQDN.

Yes I can connect using “htpps://remote.domain-name.com/remote” in IE and with the Certificate package downloaded from the server and installed on the remote computer.

I can also connect by using “https://IPx.xxx.xxx.xxx/remote” but it will allow me to only go so far.   If I try to connect to the “Server” I eventually get “Your Computer can’t connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway server address requested and the certificate subject name do not Match”.

In my reading I came across lots of references to Remote Desktop Gateway and Terminal Server Gateway and that RD Gateway has replaced TS Gateway.

My question are   (Very simply put):

1 Is it still possible to connect to SBS 2011 using https://Ipx.xxx.xxx.xxx/remote the IP Address format.  It is very convenient.

2 I thought that TS Gateway involved setting up a “TS Session Host Server” and a separate Domain Controller would them control the connections from the external devices to it, maybe through a RD (TS) Gateway on the domain controller server.

3 In my reading I got the impression that the Roll of “Remote Desktop Services” on a Windows SBS 2011 server had relevance.  The question is, should one activate the “Remote Desktop Web Access” roll service, for example, on a SBS 2011 server. If so, is there any documentation addressing what roll services should be activated specifically regarding SBS 2011, please.

As you can see I am a bit confused, sorry about that.

Regards, Heber Mac Guinness


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