Help with understanding Windows 2008 RDS Certificate requirements.
Posted on 2011-02-22
I have setup a RDS System which works well internally but I now need to open access to this externally.
Our system consists of:-
1x Broker and Licensing Server
1x Gateway /Web Access Server
1x Session Host Server (I may add another in the future and farm them)
3x Virtual Host Servers.
Potentialy 75-100 XP Pro SP3 VM's in various Pools
The Gateway’s internal IP is routed through our firewall to an external IP which will be linked to an External DNS record example “remote.ourwebdomain.com”
Understanding Certificates is my problem.
At the moment I have a self signed cert for internal use but it is annoying to be told that its not secure and/or the publisher is unknown. I have read that I would probably need a SAN/UCC cert containing the FQDN’s of all servers in the RDS setup. Our internal Domain name will be different to the Gateway’s external DNS domain record “remote.ourwebdomain.com” Does this matter or will the SAN/UCC cope with this?
This is a first for me with the concept of certificates so if this is a silly question or I have completely misunderstood how this works, my apologies.
If someone could point me the way that would be fantastic. My aim is to have internal and external access with Green URL's Windows and no security prompts regarding certs.