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  • SBS 2003 SSL / Remote Access

    I'm trying to get Remote Web Workplace running on an SBS 2003 server.

    There wasn't an SSL certificate installed, I've now installed one (a freebie from Startcom). If I access it internally (localhost) it works and the certificate shows (though warnings are issued due to the server name mismatch). But if I access it externally it fails, with the browser reporting it can't establish a secure connection.

    Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer reports issues with SSL. I've ran some online SSL checkers which report no SSL certificate. Port 443 is open and being forwarded to the server.

    I'm at a loss as to what to check next. Any pointers?

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    Re: SBS 2003 SSL / Remote Access

    Could be a broken SSL certificate, get it reissued.
    Can you browse to the root of the site? https://host.example.com/ ?

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      Re: SBS 2003 SSL / Remote Access

      I've tried a new SSL certificate, same problems. But I'm not sure there is anything wrong with it as when I access it internally it appears valid (albeit for the wrong domain).

      When accessing the site remotely I get nothing, even from the root, just an invalid SSL message.

      Not sure where I should be looking for log files and additional information to help resolve the issue. I'm guessing there must be something somewhere.

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      • #4
        Re: SBS 2003 SSL / Remote Access

        Was this a trusted SSL certificate or a self signed SSL certificate?
        If you get an invalid SSL error, you should be able to open the certificate - is it the certificate that you expect?

        SSL unfortuantely either works or it doesn't - no middle ground. You will sometimes get a prompt for SSL errors, but that is about it.

        Simon.
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