SSL for my new SBS2011

I have a new SBS2011 setup and I want to Add a trusted Certificate for my users to use for their RWW.
I'm using the task pad in Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Console

When I select "Add a trusted certificate"
I use "I want to buy a certificate from a certificate provider"

This wizard automatically fills in the following information
I’m going to use organization name as an example:

"Verify the information for your trusted certificate"
Issued To:

Abc123 Organization




Why does it add remote. prefix?
does this mean my user will use tp log in?

If I change it to
Issued To:  (instead of

what wil my users browse to? ?
jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
When you run the internet address wizard and select the name, that wizard adds 'remote.' to the beginning by default. You sre given the option to change it in the wizard.

The certificate wizard simply reads the setting used in the internet address wizard. If you change the name jn the certificate wizard, you *will* break things. The internet address wizard has already configured IIS and Exchange to use remote.* so you'd have a name mismatch.

As far as why that is a default , most people want to go to their public website as shortened version of There is no good way to have point to a public web host *and* have point to a different server, since both key off the DNS record for Using allows for a different distinct DNS record so the usage can be cleanly separated.

Now as a reminder, the remote.* is just a default. You can rerun the internet address wizard and change the default. But you cannot have point to one server and point to another. That is a limitation of DNS and is bot unique to windows or SBS.

You could set up a redirect on your public website (if you have one) that tells a browser visiting to redirect to, and some folks do this. But for that scenario, your remote site is still technical so you wouldn't rerun the internet address wizard and you *would* want the certificate name to be since that is what the browser will eventually get redirected to.

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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Cliff
got it
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