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July 18, 2007, 11:24 pm
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Because I have a small number of known users, I decided to use the
application SelfSSL to generate a certificate. After running SelfSSL,
I got the following error:
"Error opening metabase:0x800401454"
I don't know what causes this error, but I suspect that it may be due
to the fact that IIS is not installed. SelfSSL asks for a "site id",
which I believe refers to the id of an IIS web site. What would be the
id of Remote Desktop anyway?
Can I not use SelfSSL for this purpose? Should I be using another
mechanism for deriving a certificate? I don't want to fool around with
setting up a PKI. We don't need it.
Also, are there other issues that I will run into while setting up
this secure authentication sans IIS?
P.S. FYI I'm running Server 2003.