Hello, I have a home server running Windows server 2012 essentials. I have a windows 8 professional PC to be used as one of the server’s client machines. On any attempt to make a connection to the server from the client PC using remote desktop I get a warning about name mismatch. I connect anyway but would like to correct this annoyance if possible. My server’s name is serverName (say) (this is also the name that the client “sees” under network in file explorer.) Its full name is serverName.mydomainName.local . The certificate name mismatch comes as it’s comparing the names serverName with serverName.mydomainName.local Yet I set it up by simply answering questions put by the setup wizard of server 2012 essentials. I just know it's a simple fix for someone in the know. Could someone just explain how? Would changing the name from my router under DHCP do the trick?