Tuesday, 18 September 2007

SBS - RWW, Windows Vista & Connecting Remote Drives

In some cases, we have clients who need their local machine to be physically connected to the remote desktop by linking the hard drives via their Remote Desktop session.

To do that in Windows Vista, the Remote Web Workplace (RWW) certificate needs to be imported to the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities".

But first, one must Trust the RWW site. After navigating to the RWW site:
  1. Double click on the planet at the bottom right of IE.
  2. Click Trusted Sites.
  3. Click the Sites button.
  4. Add the RWW URL which will be sitting there.
  5. Close the Internet Security window.
  6. Close the browser.
After opening the browser:
  1. Go back to the RWW site.
  2. Click on the red shield in the Address Bar after clicking past the initial certificate warning.
  3. Click view certificate.
  4. Click the Import button.
  5. During the Import process, choose the "Place all certificates in the following store" radio button.
  6. Click the browse button.
  7. Choose "Trusted Root Certification Authorities".
  8. Click OK, Next, Yes, and so on until finished.
  9. Close the browser, reopen it and navigate to the RWW site.
One should no longer receive the certificate warning, and be able to select the connect local drives option when connecting to a remote desktop.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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