Install/Update Certificate for Remote Desktop Gateway


To import a certificate to the RD Gateway server in the (Local Computer)/Personal Store

  1. Open the Certificates snap-in console. If you have not already added the Certificates snap-in console, you can do so by doing the following:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.
    2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue..
    3. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.
    4. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, in the Available snap-ins list, click Certificates, and then click Add.
    5. In the Certificates snap-in dialog box, click Computer account, and then click Next.
    6. In the Select Computer dialog box, click Local computer: (the computer this console is running on), and then click Finish.
    7. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, click OK.
  2. In the Certificates snap-in console, in the console tree, expand Certificates (Local Computer), and then click Personal.

  3. Right-click the Personal folder, point to All Tasks, and then click Import.

  4. On the Welcome to the Certificate Import Wizard page, click Next.

  5. On the File to Import page, in the File name box, specify the name of the certificate that you want to import, and then click Next.

  6. If the Password page appears, if you specified a password for the private key associated with the certificate earlier, type the password, and then click Next.

  7. On the Certificate Store page, accept the default option, and then click Next.

  8. On the Completing the Certificate Import Wizard page, confirm that the correct certificate has been selected.

  9. Click Finish.

  10. After the certificate import has successfully completed, a message appears confirming that the import was successful. Click OK.

  11. With Certificates selected in the console tree, in the details pane, verify that the correct certificate appears in the list of certificates on the RD Gateway server. The certificate must be under the Personal store of the local computer.

To import a certificate to be used by the RD Gateway server

  1. SERVE 2008 R2: Open RD Gateway Manager. To open RD Gateway Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click RD Gateway Manager.

    SERVER 2008: Open TS Gateway Manager.  To open TS Gateway Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS Gateway Manager.

  2. In the RD Gateway Manager console tree, right-click the local RD Gateway server, and then click Properties.

  3. On the SSL Certificate tab, click Select an existing certificate for SSL encryption (recommended), and then click Browse Certificates.

  4. In the Install Certificate dialog box, click the certificate that you want to use, and then click Install.

  5. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box for the RD Gateway Manager server.

  6. If this is the first time that you have mapped the RD Gateway Manager certificate, after the certificate mapping is completed, you can verify that the mapping was successful by viewing the RD Gateway Server Status area in RD 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.


  1. SERVE 2008 R2: Open RD Gateway Manager. To open RD Gateway Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services

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