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  • I thought I was on the road to success!  WHS is set up and running and doing everthing it is supposed to do on my home network - consisting of one machine running Vista Home Premium 64-bit and one machine running Vista Ultimate 32-bit.  Then I tried http://<server_name>/home and https://<server_name>/remote and get the error message "There is a problem with the website's security certificate."  when I try to logon.  If  I click the "Continue to website (not recommended)" everthing seems to work as advertised.  But...how do I get fix the certificate error.  Obviously I not a networker expert so please point me in the right direction.  There are all kinds of solutions when I Google this problem but none seem to work!  Help.
    Friday, February 6, 2009 9:44 PM

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  • Ken 429 said:

    I thought I was on the road to success!  WHS is set up and running and doing everthing it is supposed to do on my home network - consisting of one machine running Vista Home Premium 64-bit and one machine running Vista Ultimate 32-bit.  Then I tried http://<server_name>/home and https://<server_name>/remote and get the error message "There is a problem with the website's security certificate."  when I try to logon.  If  I click the "Continue to website (not recommended)" everthing seems to work as advertised.  But...how do I get fix the certificate error.  Obviously I not a networker expert so please point me in the right direction.  There are all kinds of solutions when I Google this problem but none seem to work!  Help.


    You can't fix it.  It's due to the fact that the certificate provided by GoDaddy only works on the http://xxxxxx.homeserver.com domain.  If you access your website from outside your LAN (or if your router understands your website call from inside your LAN), you shouldn't get the certificate error.  Besides, there should be no reason to use the Remote Access website while inside your LAN.
    Friday, February 6, 2009 9:52 PM
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  • Ken 429 said:

    I thought I was on the road to success!  WHS is set up and running and doing everthing it is supposed to do on my home network - consisting of one machine running Vista Home Premium 64-bit and one machine running Vista Ultimate 32-bit.  Then I tried http://<server_name>/home and https://<server_name>/remote and get the error message "There is a problem with the website's security certificate."  when I try to logon.  If  I click the "Continue to website (not recommended)" everthing seems to work as advertised.  But...how do I get fix the certificate error.  Obviously I not a networker expert so please point me in the right direction.  There are all kinds of solutions when I Google this problem but none seem to work!  Help.


    You can't fix it.  It's due to the fact that the certificate provided by GoDaddy only works on the http://xxxxxx.homeserver.com domain.  If you access your website from outside your LAN (or if your router understands your website call from inside your LAN), you shouldn't get the certificate error.  Besides, there should be no reason to use the Remote Access website while inside your LAN.
    Friday, February 6, 2009 9:52 PM
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  • Thank you for the quick reply.   I was just doing what it said to do in the WHS Reviewers Guide.  I will call SMC and see if they can make the router smarter.  The only reason I started down this path was because last night my son (1500 miles away) was able to access the WHS and this morning he could not.  Is there a variable in there using MSFT to link my Comcast assigned IP to my homeserver.com name?  We'll try again tonight to connect but I'm not real confident even though it appears like everything is set up properly.
    Friday, February 6, 2009 10:50 PM
  • Ken 429 said:

    Thank you for the quick reply.   I was just doing what it said to do in the WHS Reviewers Guide.

    The guide must be out of date.  When WHS first came out, it was the other way around (it worked only inside your LAN).  Then after a few months, MS worked out a deal with GoDaddy for certificates through the internet.

    Ken 429 said:

    I will call SMC and see if they can make the router smarter.

    To be honest, I wouldn't worry about it.  Whether it works internally or not is irrelevent.  The main thing is that you don't get the warning from outside your LAN.

    Ken 429 said:

    The only reason I started down this path was because last night my son (1500 miles away) was able to access the WHS and this morning he could not.  Is there a variable in there using MSFT to link my Comcast assigned IP to my homeserver.com name?

    Yes.  WHS keeps track of your external IP address and will periodically update DNS servers.  You can verify whether your external connection is working or not by opening the Console, clicking the Settings button, then the Remote Access tab.  See if both Router and Domain Name are working (after a few moments, you should have a green check mark next to the pic of the router as well as the pic of the Earth).

    Ken 429 said:

    We'll try again tonight to connect but I'm not real confident even though it appears like everything is set up properly.



    Friday, February 6, 2009 11:03 PM
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