Cannot connect to PCs thru Anywhere Access

I have a SBS 2012 Essentials server.  I have setup Anywhere Access. User can login remotely at and open the shared files and see their assigned PC.  When they click on it it opens an RDP window but they get the error:

"Remote Desktop can't find the computer "pc1". This might mean that "pc1" does not belong to the specified network. Verify the computer name and domain that are trying to connect to.,

If I logon as the administrator, I can connect to the server in this manner.

If I am on-site connect to the wireless network the laptop can connect to the PCs in this manner after several tries.

Any ideas how to correct?

How can I force a certificate (self signed) as I think this might be the issue.
AlisanneLead CondultantAsked:
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AlisanneLead CondultantAuthor Commented:
I have re-run the wizard and used the vanity address I get the same error if logged in as a user.

But if logged in as admin I can remote into the server thru RDP link. I still can not get to PC's as either admin or users.

Will a godaddy certificate help?
AlisanneLead CondultantAuthor Commented:
I have resolved the issue.  After testing on a third system (Surface pro 2), as it was not working on 2 brand new Surface pro 3 systems, I had success, using Chrome.

This lead me to believe that the server was setup correctly and that it was not a firewall/DNS/other issue.

On new Surface Pro 3 systems:

I turned off UAC
I added the site to compatibility mode
I added the site to trusted sites

it now works on 1 of the 2 systems. I am currently running updates and crossing my fingers for the 2nd system.

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AlisanneLead CondultantAuthor Commented:
It seams that IE is hit-and-miss at best. But seams to be working correctly in Chrome for now.

If anyone has a solid solution for fixing the connectivity in IE11 I would appreciate the advice.

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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
I don't have the answer but well done on your self resolution skills.
Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
Indeed: kudos on your troubleshooting so far.

Since IE 11 seems to be the culprit, have you tried adding that URL to the Trusted Sites List?
AlisanneLead CondultantAuthor Commented:
I had resolved the issues prior to expert response.
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