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SQL Server 2012 and Wildcard Certificate Does Not Work

I saw similar topic, which was marked as solved, but there is no solution.


I have a GoDaddy wildcard SSL certificate that I am trying to use with SQL Server 2014 installed on Windows Server 2012. I have followed the steps outlined in the Microsoft Docs. After adding the thumbprint to the "Certificate" registry key (without spaces), I attempt to restart the SQL Server service, and I get error 17182: "TDSSNIClient initialization failed with error 0xd, status code 0x38. Reason: An error occurred while obtaining or using the certificate for SSL. Check settings in Configuration Manager. The data is invalid."


Is there something wrong with the wildcard certificate? Can anyone help me get SQL Server working with a GoDaddy wildcard certificate?