How to get an SSL Certificate for a Server 2012 R2 Essentials Server configured with a .local domain?
Posted on 2015-01-20
We recently had a technician setup a new Microsoft Server 2012 R2 Essentials server for a client. It all went well except for the domain name he chose for the network: domainName.local. As you are no doubt aware, third party assigned SSL certificates can no longer be issued for .local TLDs so as a rule we've been using 'domainName.com'.
We've been told that changing the domain simply isn't practical and would require a server reinstall.
I'm wondering - given that this SSL certificate is only for remote access and RWW, can we not simply ADD a FQDN name to IIS (e.g. remote.acme.com) and get an SSL certificate for that? IIS doesn't have a limited number of domains added to it.