Understand Microsoft personalized domain names
Published: August 21, 2012
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
A Microsoft personalized domain name includes the following features:
A custom domain name for Remote Web Access (for example, yourhostname.remotewebaccess.com). Your domain name is associated with your public IP address.
A DNS dynamic update protocol service so that Remote Web Access using your domain name will not be interrupted if your public IP address changes. Typically, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for your organization’s broadband connections provide dynamic public IP addresses that can change.
A trusted certificate associated with the domain name.
To integrate a Microsoft personalized domain name with your server, you need a Microsoft account (formerly known as a Windows Live ID). If you do not have a Microsoft account, you can sign up for one at the Microsoft Hotmail website.
|Windows Live allows special characters in your Microsoft account password that the server does not support. If you use a Microsoft personalized domain, ensure that your Microsoft account password contains only characters that the server supports. The server does not support use of the characters $, /, ', and %.|