Certificate Requirement? Custom domain name set-up? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Trying to use a custom domain name I purchased from GoDaddy for WHS2011 ( instead of *.homeserver.com for RDP).  When configuring/setup of remote access feature in WHS I

    1) enter custom domain_name.com

    2) enter GoDaddy account credentials

    But WHS2011 returns message "the process cannot be completed at this time"  (nothing more).


    I tried this many times on multiple days, the last of which I was on the phone with Go Daddy support who said my problem may be because I need a SSL certificate.... which they preceded to sell (a first for tech support call).

    Now I own an SSL cert and generated CSR according to 7 page "help" that Go Daddy provided here  but still cannot get remote desktop access to work.  All required router ports are open/forwarded correctly. 

    Do I even need an SSL certificate?  I used WHS v1 for long time successfully without one ( but without a custom domain name either?)  Is DynDNS service I use causing the problem?

    Any ideas are appreciated.
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 1:07 PM