Server 2012 R2, VPN, RRAS how to?

My server is a 2012 R2.  It has RRAS installed.  Just RRAS.  No NPS.

I'm trying to set up VPN using SSTP and I'm having me a** handed to me.  I am looking for simple here, not complex.  

I have a public cert installed. brings up my IIS splash screen with no cert errors.

My router is clearly sending 443 traffic to my RRAS server.

When I set up my client on my Win 8 box to connect, I get Error 0x800704D4: The network connection was aborted by the local system.

Must I use NPS or can I just spin up RRAS for SSTP VPN and keep it simple?

I'm not sure what I'm missing because from what I see it should be working.

Ideas?  Thoughts?  Suggestions?


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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
an older waltkthrough is available at 

Don't forget that for SSTP  you need client certificates as well, also RRAS should be handling the connection and NOT IIS

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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
I'm confused David.  My server has is named and has a public godaddy cert for

I expected that the PC would trust that cert when it made its connection and that I would not need to install anything on the client.

Are you telling me I DO need to install that cert on the client?

As for RRAS handling the connection, well, I have 443 traffic pointing to my RRAS box, but of course IIS is installed.  I'm confused about that "RRAS should be handling the connection" part.

Thank you.
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