Import or Export Settings for a Remote Desktop Gateway Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

To simplify administration and configuration for multiple RD Gateway servers, you can use Remote Desktop Gateway Manager to import or export policy and configuration settings for an RD Gateway server.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the RD Gateway server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at

To import or export settings for a Remote Desktop Gateway server

  1. On the RD Gateway server, open Remote Desktop Gateway Manager. To open Remote Desktop Gateway Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Gateway Manager.

  2. In the Remote Desktop Gateway Manager console tree, right-click the local RD Gateway server, and then do one of the following:

    • To export settings for the RD Gateway server, click Export policy and configuration settings.

      1. In the Export policy and configuration settings dialog box, in the Specify a name for the file box, enter a name for the file, and in the Location box, enter a location for the file.

      2. Click OK.


If the directory that you specify does not already exist, or if a file with the same name already exists, appropriate messages will appear to allow you to create the directory, or to overwrite the existing file, respectively.

    3.  In the **RD Gateway** dialog box, click **OK**.  
  - To import settings for an RD Gateway server, click **Import policy and configuration settings**.  
    1.  In the **Import policy and configuration settings** dialog box, in the **Specify the file that you want to import** box, enter a name and location for the file that you want to import.  
    2.  Click **OK**.  


Importing the file will cause existing policy and configuration settings for the RD Gateway server to be overwritten.

    3.  In the **RD Gateway** dialog box, click **Yes**. An **RD Gateway** message indicates that the import is in progress.  
    4.  In the **RD Gateway** dialog box, click **OK**.  

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