SSL Certificate Request Question

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?  
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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
Yep, The certificate is not tied to the Domain.  It can be in workgroup context and then you can bind it to the client Domain.

Just ensure you have the proper common name configured.


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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
Here is an example of a TS Gateway configured were the SSL was applied afterwards.

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