Termianl Server 2003 IE8, all websites showing certificate errors


I have a Terminal Server 2003 using IE8.  All https sites that I go to show certificate errors.

Found a few articles on it,   The time is set correctly.  Nothing seems to be clearing up this error.  It is also affecting other programs (Winrater).

Not too sure where to go from here.

laltobelliIT ConsultantAsked:
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Are you 100% sure the time and date is set correctly?
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I'm not having any problems with IE8 on XP.  Have you updated the Root Certificates on that machine?

Please give a link to a site that isn't working for you along with the error that you are seeing from it.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you are in the US, the change from Daylight Savings to Standard time was 2:00 AM Sunday.
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laltobelliIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Things are a bit stranger than I originally thought.

As I stated above the time, date, timezone and daylight savings time are all correct. 11/5/14, EST,etc.....

I have reset the security in IE8.

I ran Microsoft Fix it 51014 to sync the trusted root certificates.

All SSL websites show the error as well as some non-SSL websites such as www.yahoo.com

A bank website www.leominstercu.com is an example of an SSL site that shows the error.

It is not isolated to a user, all users logging into the terminal server see the error.

Other users logged into PCs on site do not see the error.

Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Yahoo http://www.yahoo.com/ switches to SSL/TLS as soon as you connect to it.  I'm having no problem connecting to Yahoo with IE8.  Or with http://www.leominstercu.com/ which also will switch to 'https' when you try to connect to it.

If you can not connect to Any 'https' sites then it sounds like port 443 (which is used for 'https') may be blocked on the terminal server.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
In another question today, secure connections were being blocked because Windows XP had not been upgraded to Service Pack 3.  I don't know what the service packs are for Windows 2003 but you might check that.  Also, many sites are Not connecting with SSLv3 because of a security problem last month.  Check your internet options and disable/uncheck SSL3.
laltobelliIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi Dave,

I checked port 443 at www.whatsmyip.org and it is open.  

The server is completely up to date will all service packs (SP2), etc...

I tried it with SSL3 on and off, no difference.

One thing to note that this did happen over the weekend, which makes it look like the time change caused the issue.  But I know the time is correct and Windows update also works - which it would not if the time was off.

This is strange.

VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Have you tried enabling TLS 1.0 in the same area where you enabled/disabled SSL 3.0?
laltobelliIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Yes I tried it with TLS 1.0 enabled and disabled.  It did not change the cert error.
VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Can you please post a screenshot of the certificate error?
laltobelliIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Here's a doc with a screen shot of what happens when I go to www.google.com and after I click continue.
VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Looks like you may need to re-sync the Trusted Root CA list on your server. You can try using the For Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003 Fix it link on this Microsoft KB to address the issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931125
laltobelliIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:

Ran the Fix it from the link above, deleted temp files, still got the same results....


laltobelliIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Updated the server and rebooted it.   Seems to have addressed the issue.

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laltobelliIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
No one else suggested updating the server and rebooting.
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