Connecting to Windows SBS 2011 using IP address rather than FQDN.
Yes I can connect using “htpps://remote.domain-nam
te” 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