Category: Certificates

RWW failure due to certificate issue
article #1167, updated 263 days ago

Remote Web Workplace. Certificates are verified AOK, and yet at the point of RDP, you receive a popup reading “Your computer can’t connect to the remote computer because no certificate was configured to use at the Remote Desktop Gateway server. Contact your network administrator for assistance.”

To fix this, you’ll need the Remote Desktop Gateway Manager. If you have it, it’s in Start, Administrative Tools, Remote Desktop Services. If you don’t have it, install it:

dism /online /Enable-Feature:Gateway-UI


  1. Open the RDGM.
  2. Right-click the server object, open properties.
  3. Open the SSL Certificate tab.
  4. Click Import Certificate.
  5. Choose the correct certificate — it’s the Exchange list, if this is SBS — and click OK.

Categories:   Certificates   Remote Access


A tool to retrieve, examine, and test SSL certs in servers
article #1085, updated 456 days ago

From the excellent Matt Quick:

Categories:   Certificates   Web Methods


Replace self-signed Exchange certificate
article #740, updated 1515 days ago

Here’s how to replace a self-signed Exchange certificate in the Exchange Shell.

First get the list with details:

Get-ExchangeCertificate | fl

You’ll see all of the certs, with expiration dates (“NotAfter”) and thumbprints. For each one that you need to replace, do this:

Get-ExchangeCertificate -thumbprint <thumbprintcontents> | New-ExchangeCertificate

Then say Yes.

Categories:   Certificates   Windows OS-Level Issues


Self-signed certificate wizard in SBS 2008
article #596, updated 1902 days ago

Rather helpful:

Categories:   Certificates   


Import Certificate for SBS 2011 Remote Access
article #495, updated 2161 days ago

First copy the cert from the server to a file. Log into the server as administrator, and in CMD:

certutil -ca.cert ca_name.cer

Then copy ca_name.cer onto the desktop of the client PC, double-click on it, click “Install Certificate…” on the General tab, click “Place all certificates in the following store”, click “Browse…”, click “Trusted Root Certification Authorities, and click OK. Click Next and Finish.

Categories:   Certificates   Windows OS-Level Issues


Outlook and SBS Certificate Issues
article #323, updated 2697 days ago

Several certificate issues involving Outlook 2007/2010 and SBS 2008/2011 are covered here:

Categories:   Certificates   Email


Fix Certificates on Windows
article #117, updated 2886 days ago

DigiCert has a number of tools for us:

The one on that page can fix a certificate chain, and there are others linked at the bottom.

Categories:   Certificates   Email


Install Certificate Into Windows 7
article #230, updated 2935 days ago

The most excellent LizL., has delivered unto us:

I found out how to install the certificate into the trusted root store:

The certificate has to be saved first and you do that by going to the website and clicking on the Certificate Error and then view certificate. Once you have that opened click on the Details tab. Choose Copy to File which opens the Export Wizard. Click Next at the first screen, choose the correct format and click Next, choose the Browse button and save the file to the desktop with the company name.cer, click Save, Next and then Finish. You should see an widow pop up that says the export was successful.

Once the certificate has been saved open up a command prompt with elevated privelidges, type in certmgr and hit enter. Once open expand the Trusted Root Certification Authorities and then click on certificates. Check for the name of the cert that you want to install and if not there right click on certificates and choose All Tasks then Import. That opens up the Import Wizard. Click Next, click Browse and go to the location of the certificate and click Open. Click Next, choose to place it in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store and click Next. You will see the settings and click Finish. There will be a popup that says the import was successful. Go to the website and you should no longer have the error.

Categories:   Certificates   Windows OS-Level Issues