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W2k8 R2 RDP-TCP Settings  - Can not assign SelfSigned certificate

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Hello Experts,

I am getting mad here :(

I have created a self signed, server authenticated certificate for my Terminalserver Farm named
“TSF-Office.domain.local” the certificate is valid but I can not assign it to the RDP-TCP Settings in Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration.

I choose the RDP-TCP properties, then  I go to certificate which names “auto generated” in the moment.
Then I choose “Select” to assign my Certificate, but instead of showing a list of my certificates there is a popup message telling me  “There are no installed Certificates on this remotedesktop Sessionhost”
But the certificates are listed under “personal\certifcates” in the certificate Snap-in what do I miss?
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VirastaRUC Tech Consultant
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
Hi,

The certificate is installed into computer’s “Personal” certificate store correct?

if you access the certificate does it has a  private key in it?

Private Key
if you have a private key and still not working

then check this (Similar Issue),
Remote Desktop Services - How to generate and select a certificate
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/46888694-c85a-4c48-bd90-c5fd0c3d7fc8/remote-desktop-services-how-to-generate-and-select-a-certificate

Additonal Reference:
Securing Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles-tutorials/misc_network_security/Securing-Remote-Desktop-Services-Windows-Server-2008-R2.html

Hope that helps :)

Author

Commented:
Hi Virastar.
Thanks for this. I am getting closer. There was no privat Key in this Serverauthentication Certifikat.
The Problem is I want to certify a TerminalServerFarm. Lets name it
TS-Farm.contose.com
In this Farm i have to Terminal Server w2k8-tsrv01 and w2k8tsrv02. When I connect to the Farm i always get the error Message that the certificate is wron becaus i like to connect to TS-Farm.contose.com but the Server I physically reach is w2k8-tsrv01 or w2k8tsrv02
so the warning is right.

Can you help me with this?
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Commented:
Thanks for oyur help and sorry for my late replay

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