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SSL certificates whose key size is less than 2,048 bits will be revoked starting on December 31, 2013 RRS feed

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  • Details of this topic please have a look at the KB : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2892162 . It only impacts WHS v1.

    Symptoms

    Starting on December 31, 2013, all Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates whose key size is less than 2,048 bits will be revoked. You may notice this when you try to log on to the Remote Web Workplace (RWW).

    Note This applies to Windows Home Server version 1 if the server domain (*.homeserver.com) was set up without applying update 979453
          (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979453/            )    
    .

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    Important If you do not apply update 979453
          (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979453/            )    
     before December 31, 2013, your Windows Home Server domain will at risk of being attacked. Although you can click Continue to this website when this problem occurs, we recommend that you apply update 979453
          (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979453/            )    
    before you continue to the website.

    To make sure that your website is updated to use 2,048-bit certificates in Windows Home Server, follow these steps:
        • Install update 979453
                (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979453/            )    
          .
        • Release and then set up your Windows Home Server domain again. To do this, follow these steps:
          1. Start the Windows Home Server console.
          2. Click Settings, and then click Remote Access.
          3. Click Configure.
          4. Select Release your current domain name, and then click Next.
      • After your domain is released, click Configure.
  • Set up your domain as you did previously.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 6:36 AM