Windows 7 and WHS certificate issues RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've been running a WHS server on our home network for a while, and now my son has a Windows 7 laptop. This seems to take a tighter view of security, which raises two issues:

    a) browsing to https://<server>> results in "The server's security certificate is revoked!" & I can't proceed; on an XP machine, I get the same kind of error ("This is probably not the site that you are looking for!"), but I do get the option to proceed. I'm using the same version of the browser (Chrome) on both - it's an OS issue. Of course the certificate doesn't match - because it matches the public facing name (<<name>>.homeserver.com). Browsing to http://<<server>> or to http://<<name>>.homeserver.com both work OK, taking me to the public/external web page.

    Is there anything I can change on the WHS, to use different certificates for the two different sites?

    b) when attempting a Remote Desktop Connection, I needed to accept an 'untrustworthy' certificate (no validation path), but at least I had the option to install it.

    I've also discovered that http://<server>:55000/ (linked from http://<server>>/upnp/welcome.aspx?) returns "Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)" - I believe this is because there is no DNS lookup for the local server name. That seems hardly surprising to me, but does anyone have a suggestion how I could get round it? That was the recommended way to install the client software - which I guess I can get to via a Windows share (when I get him to synchronise his passwords)


    Sunday, January 2, 2011 4:22 PM