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I am trying to configure work folders on W2012 R2.

I completed server configuration (as described in all procedures) and I have no error in server logs.

server config

Port 443 is in use by "windows sync share" service (if I stop this service the port is not in use anymore; so...)

I cannot use auto discovery because one of the domain controllers is still 2008R2, so I am configuring the clients using the direct url and this error is shown:

client error

On this server I have those roles installed:

  • IIS (with one FTP site)

  • WSUS with HTTP port 81 and HTTPS 8350)

  • HyperV (not used, only as backup)

  • WDS

  • File server with DFSR

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What happens when you go that URL with a browser? –  MichelZ Apr 3 at 8:09
    
ERR_CONNECTION_RESET in Chrome, "This page can't be displayed" in IE –  AndreaCi Apr 3 at 8:33

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By default the Work Folder client requires an https connection. In your case no SSL certificate was specified.

To allow unsecure connections the following registry key (REG_DWORD) needs to be created on the client and set to one ('1'). This of course is not recommended for production environments.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WorkFolders\AllowUnsecureConnection
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ok! figured it out!

You have to create a certificate, also if all computers are connecting from the same domain (and they are trusted).

Just create a certificate (official authority or self-signed) and register it on server using command:

netsh http add sslcert ipport=<IP address>:443 certhash=<Cert thumbprint> appid={CE66697B-3AA0-49D1-BDBD-A25C8359FD5D} certstorename=MY

Then install it on clients in root certificate container.

I Also had to install GA update 2 on server.

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