Set-RDCertificate

Imports and secures a certificate to use with an RDS role.

Syntax

Set-RDCertificate
   [-Role] <RDCertificateRole>
   [-ConnectionBroker <String>]
   [-Force]
   [-ImportPath <String>]
   [-Password <SecureString>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-RDCertificate cmdlet imports a certificate to use with a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) role. The cmldet helps secure a certificate by using a secure string supplied by the user. You can use this cmdlet to apply a new secure string for an existing certificate.

Examples

Example 1: Import a certificate to use with RDS

PS C:\> $Password = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "Cups34Horses&&" -AsPlainText -Force PS C:\>Set-RDCertificate -Role RDRedirector -ImportPath "C:\Certificates\Redirector07.pfx" -Password $Password -ConnectionBroker "RDCB.Contoso.com"

This example imports a certificate to use with an RDS role.

The first command uses the ConvertTo-SecureString cmdlet to create a secure string based on a string that the user supplies, and stores it in the $Password variable. For more information, type Get-Help ConvertTo-SecureString.

The second command specifies the file name of the certificate to use for the redirector role for the RD Connection Broker named RDCB.Contoso.com. The command uses the secure string stored in the $Password variable to help secure the certificate.

Example 2: Apply a secure string to a certificate

PS C:\> $Password = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "Wings%%83Potato" -AsPlainText -Force PS C:\>Set-RDCertificate -Role RDRedirector -Password $Password -ConnectionBroker "RDCB.Contoso.com"

This example applies a new secure string to a certificate used for an RDS role.

The first command uses the ConvertTo-SecureString cmdlet to create a secure string based on a string that the user supplies, and stores it in the $Password variable.

The second command uses the secure string stored in the $Password variable to secure the certificate used for the redirector role for the RD Connection Broker named RDCB.Contoso.com.

Required Parameters

-Role

Specifies a certificate type associated with an RDS server role. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • RDGateway
  • RDWebAccess
  • RDRedirector
  • RDPublishing
Type:RDCertificateRole
Parameter Sets:RDGateway, RDWebAccess, RDRedirector, RDPublishing
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-ConnectionBroker

Specifies the Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) server for a Remote Desktop deployment. If you do not specify a value, the cmdlet uses the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the local computer.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Performs the action without a confirmation message.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ImportPath

Specifies the location of a certificate as a file that has a .pfx extension.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Password

Specifies a secure string used to help secure the certificate. See the Examples section.

Type:SecureString
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

Null