Avatar of timarnold000
timarnold000
Flag for United States of America asked on

I want to setup a certificate for remote access to server

Hello All,

I want to create a certificate for my sbs2011.  The purpose of this is only for remote access to users computers.  With this particular client they do not want to take advantage of exchange.  So possibly ordering a UCC will not be applicable for this particular client. Anyways, the only function I wish for the client to use is remote access to the server. How do I create a working SSL for this configuration only.  My A record already has remote.mycompany.com.

Thanks...

Please no links!
SBSMicrosoft IIS Web Server

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
timarnold000

8/22/2022 - Mon
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
David Johnson, CD

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
timarnold000

ASKER
what does a wild card certificate do?
David Johnson, CD

It allows *.mycompany.com to be valid

From Godaddy
f you configure *.coolexample.com, you can secure
www.coolexample.com
photos.coolexample.com
blog.coolexample.com, etc.
timarnold000

ASKER
why do we use UCC's instead of of just one wildcard?
This is the best money I have ever spent. I cannot not tell you how many times these folks have saved my bacon. I learn so much from the contributors.
rwheeler23
David Johnson, CD

Pricing and compatability

Wildcard certificates are best used when it is desirable to secure a large number of independent services and the cost of purchasing certificates would be prohibitive otherwise. As I mentioned earlier, support for SNI is still not as widespread as one would hope, so you will likely need one IP address or port per server unless you are certain that your user base is modern enough to support SNI. One additional note of caution, wildcard certificates can be finicky with Microsoft Exchange, especially versions older than 2010 and it is not currently possible to use a wildcard certificate with Microsoft Lync http://bit.ly/Zm8vBn
timarnold000

ASKER
Well it was nice having a conversation about wildcards, even though the topic is how to create a SSL for my company.  I figured it out on my own, by just using IIS Manager.  I'm going to close without points as this question was not really answered.
timarnold000

ASKER
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for timarnold000's comment #a39016783

for the following reason:

Figured it out.  No real answer to the question presented.
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
David Johnson, CD

First comment was using a self signed certificate, which is what you decided to use!
timarnold000

ASKER
Before asking the question I already purchased the ssl, although I didn't state that.  I was asking how to configure and install properly. I asked "How do I create a working SSL for this configuration only?" this was never answered.  Sorry, I'm not trying to give "free points out." I purchased this account 3 years ago and I'm finding people love to give links and quick answers in an attempt to pay for their own account.  I think your a nice guy... but the question was not answered properly!  Don't hate me and please don't feel like I screwed you.  Its not only you!  I'm paying for "real" answers!
David Johnson, CD

Before asking the question I already purchased the ssl, although I didn't state that.  I was asking how to configure and install properly.

If you withhold information how is anyone supposed to give you an acceptable answer?

I purchased this account 3 years ago and I'm finding people love to give links and quick answers in an attempt to pay for their own account. I've found poor information being given out as well and I try and point it out.  Have a good life.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
timarnold000

ASKER
To SouthMod...

I'm lazy... Thats why I purchase this account to give me quick answers.  Secondly, while I am reading these so call solutions.  I am proactively looking for the correct answer on my own.  

Possibly, I should stop using your services as I am finding it is no use to me.  I mean, I also know how to use google!  My only problem is I have money to spend instead of people who get and become a part of your forum to keep your services.  Am I suppose to be impressed?  

Lastly,  Please close this answer as I am done and don't have anything else to say, and this is not a public forum... Zero Credits!