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SBS 2011 RWA won't remotely connect to computers due to certificate issues

Posted on 2012-03-15
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I am trying to setup the Remote Web Access for a client of ours and I am getting a certificate error (see attached image). Our customer does not have a domain nor a third party SSL cert to use. Are we able to setup RWA without either of those?
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Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
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Whenever I install an SBS 2011 server (or any other version apart from 2003), I always add a 3rd party SSL certificate and never have any issues making any aspect of SBS work 1st time.

The time you will spend trying to make it work without one IMHO, would be better spent just buying a 3rd party SSL certificate for 3 years for $180 and be done with it.
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You can copy and send the connecting client the self-signed certificate created by SBS which is located in the \\SBSname\Public\Public Downloads folder and install it on the connecting computer/s.  However you must have a public domain name and matching DNS records to do so.  As Alan suggested, assuming the other conditions are met, it is much easier to buy a 3rd party certificate for as little at $30/year.
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I went ahead and purchased a domain and ssl certificate through GoDaddy with the the SBS 2011 Essentials wizard. The domain setup fine, but the SSL Cert did not. Under the server settings it says "wait while your SSL certificate is being processed". It has been 4 days with no change. I have read some forums saying if you try to install manually at this point, you could break it. What are your suggestions?
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Did you get an e-mail from Godaddy requesting authorization?
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The email from GoDaddy will be sent to the Admin contact for your domain, so you might want to see who that is and possibly get it changed.  They can't send it to anyone else, so if it is wrong, get it changed and get them to re-send the approval.
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