I have just purchased an SSL Cert. from Network Solutions. I am going to install it on a Terminal Services Gateway Server in 2 weeks. The Gateway Server will be a virtual machine running 2008 server. I have already installed the operating system on the virtual machine and it is currently in a workgroup. I plan on taking the VHD file with me to the client in 2 weeks, turning it on, and joining it to the clients domain.
My question is can I perform the certificate request (CSR), obtain the cert., and install the cert., before actually joining the domain?