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Server 2012 Essentials Remote Web Access - Invalid Certificate

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Microsoft IIS Web ServerSBSRemote AccessCloud ComputingWindows Server 2012
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Hello.  I have a problem with RWA on a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server.  I initially had purchase a certificate from the web hosting company - it seemed to work for a while but then quit working.  I tried various things to fix it and could not get it working.  So, then I re-ran the wizard on the server, releasing the domain, and setting up a personalized domain provided by Microsoft... I ran the repair in the wizard as I was told to do... it complete successfully... I was able to access the server remotely at with no issues.  A day or so later it is broken again - the browser tells me that the certificate is not valid. I think that the server is somehow reverting to an incorrect security cert.

So, I am almost certain something is wrong with the certificate that RWA is linking to (although not when I first set it up) - not sure why it works and then is breaking.  I need some help trouble-shooting this please.  Thank you in advance for help with this!

Note:  I began to setup DirectAccess and may have messed something up?  not sure?... I think all I did was install the Remote Access Management Tools though... did not go much further when I realized that this was not something I needed.
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