Selecting an Existing Certificate for Remote Desktop Gateway
Updated: March 2, 2011
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
After you obtain and install a certificate for the RD Gateway server, you must map the certificate to the RD Gateway server by using Remote Desktop Gateway Manager. If you map an RD Gateway server certificate by using any other method, RD Gateway will not function correctly.
This procedure is not required if you created a self-signed certificate for RD Gateway.
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 Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).
To import the Remote Desktop Gateway certificate
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.
In the Remote Desktop Gateway Manager console tree, right-click the local RD Gateway server, and then click Properties.
In the Properties dialog box for the RD Gateway server, on the SSL Certificate tab, click Select an existing certificate from the RD Gateway <RD Gateway Server Name> Certificates (Local Computer)/Personal store, where <RD Gateway Server Name> is the name for the computer on which the RD Gateway server is running.
Click Import Certificate.
In the Import Certificate dialog box, click the certificate that you want to use, and then click Import.
Click OK to close the Properties dialog box for the RD Gateway server.
If this is the first time that you have mapped the RD Gateway certificate, after the certificate mapping is completed, you can verify that the mapping was successful by viewing the RD Gateway Server Status area in Remote Desktop Gateway Manager. Under Configuration Status and Configuration Tasks, the warning stating that a server certificate is not yet installed or selected and the View or modify certificate properties hyperlink are no longer displayed.