troubleshooting Question

RDP server giving the local machine certificate and not the SSL certificate

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Microsoft Legacy OSWindows Server 2008Microsoft 365 Enterprise
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Here is the setup
2008 terminal server
domain abc.com
SSL rdp.abc.com
machine internal name rdp.abc 192.168.1.10
External DNS rdp.abc.com 2.2.2.2
firewall routes ports to terminal server

I have imported the certificate into the terminal server in mmc ( add snap-in certificates, computer account). I go into certificates > Remote Desktop> certificates and see the certificate in there.

I go into RemoteApp Manager and look at Digital Signature Settings and see it is green check signing as : rdp.abc.com

When I go and try to connect from external It prompts me for user/password then gives me the error:
The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified. Do you want to connect anyway?
Certificate name
Name in the certificate from the remote computer:
rdp.abc
Certificate errors
The certificate is not from a trusted certifying authority

Why is it using the internal certificate and not the SSL certificate that is installed?
I have rebooted several times
Searches on Google are not giving any tips...

I have the option to connect despite these certificate errors, but I don't want to. I want it to give the correct SSL ( rdp.abc.com) for the session.

Knightdog
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Ram Balachandran

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