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# 36361 23-Jun-2009 22:18
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I've installed VMware to install/ demo software... each time I naviage to the VMware server homepage (local machine) I receive Certificate Errors??  WTF?  Anyone know how I can resolve this annoying error?

I am running Vista Home Premium, IE8 if that helps.

Cheers, Stevo

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  # 227968 24-Jun-2009 14:40
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Saame problem here. I've done two things. First add the local webserver (https://xxxx) site to the "Trusted Zones" list in IE8. Not sure you need to do this but it made at least one of my security problems go away.

Next you need to import the certificate.
- Click continue to this website.
- Cclick the red certificate icon just next to the address bar (or on the information bar at the bottom for IE 6 and below)
- View the Certificate
- Install the Certificate
- Select automatic placement
- Click Finish

After I'd done this I can get to the VMWare server console without and errors

Hope this helps.

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  # 228006 24-Jun-2009 16:04
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Thanks... I did add to trusted sites already & yes this has removed another error.

Will try your method with certificate tonight when I get home.

Thanks again!

Cheers, Stevo


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  # 228127 24-Jun-2009 22:29
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resolved - thanks

Cheers, Stevo

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  # 228130 24-Jun-2009 22:37
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the reason this happens is because the SSL certificate is a self-generated one, not one issued by a valid root certification authority. all web browsers will throw an error on self-generated ssl certificates unless you 'tell' them that it is trustworthy.

you probably didnt need to add to trusted sites, just importing the cert would probably have stopped the certificate errors

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