How to Fix common Remote Desktop Connection Errors including Security certificate errors: Steps i have followed to create a remote desktop connection and the errors encountered are follows:
I have connected both the host and the remote computers using the ethernet cable. Now, i can see both the devices are listed under 'Network'. I am right clicking the remote computer and selecting the option Connect with Remote Desktop Connection. Connecting to remote computer. Initiating remote connection...Instantly, error occurs 'Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1. Remote access to the server is not enabled
2. The remote computer is turned off.
3. The remote computer is not available on the network.
Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled.
To fix the above error, go to system settings in control panel and select 'Remote settings' to enable the option 'Allow remote connects to this computer'.
Note: Ensure both the host and remote computers can allow remote connections. Also, while the computer sleeps or hibernates, people cannot connect to it remotely. So change the power options. Now, initiating the remote connection, this time i am getting the warning about certificate errors.
The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified. The remote computer could not be authenticated due to problems with its security certificate. It may be unsafe to proceed.
The following errors where encountered while validating the remote computer's certificate:
The certificate has expired or is not yet valid
The certificate is not from a trusted certifying authority.
When i view the certificate, i found the following certificate information: This CA Root certificate is not trusted. To enable trust, install this certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store.
Solution: You can fix the error 'The certificate has expired or is not yet valid' by changing the PC's date and time. To fix the other error comment your answers. Is there any CA which can provide certificates for remote desktop connection.
Event log Details: Following events are associated with this error.
Event 36881, Schannel - The certificate received from the remote server has either expired or is not yet valid. The SSL connection request has failed. The attached data contains the server certificate.
Event 36888, Schannel - A fatal alert was generated and sent to the remote endpoint. This may result in termination of the connection. The TLS protocol defined fatal error code is 45. The Windows SChannel error state is 552.