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Install a certificate for Microsft RDS on Windows Server 2012+

1- Generate a certificate in PKCS12 format (.pfx)

To generate a .pfx file you can use:

2- Import / install the certificate on the RDS server

From the server manager:
  • Click on Remote Desktop Services

  • Click on Tasks and select "Edit deployment properties"

  • In the new window, on the left panel, click Certificates

  • Next click on Select existing certificate

  • Enter the path to your certificate in .pfx format as well as the password.

  • Check the box "Allow the addition of the certificate ..." and click on Ok

The installation is done one certificate at a time. You must therefore click on Apply before importing a certificate into another service

3- Test

Now test access to your secure site with a Windows computer, expect, perhaps, an error message regarding mismatch of site names, since you are testing locally.

On your certificate status page, in your customer area at TBS CERTIFICATS, There you will find a "Test installation" button to test the correct installation of your certificate.

To test the RDP protocol click on the link "Advanced settings"
and choose the number of port 3389

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