Installing SSL for RDP connection.


Hi there,

I am trying make use of SSL which we have bought for the server but i am unable to find a way to install it on windows server essentials. I was only able to install it for theĀ  remote web access using IIS. ATM its taken the default self assigned SSL for RDC but i am unable to change it and user who are using the WSE remote app through RDC are getting Verify certificate dialog while connecting.

Hope to get your replay soon.



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I always highly recommend that folks use a free Microsoft personalized domain name (e.g. or with their Essentials server seeing as the domain name, the DNS dynamic update service, and the trusted SSL certificate are all automatically set up and managed for you by the server completely free of any charge or hassle. See the following links for further details:

Configuring and Customizing Remote Web Access on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Understand Microsoft personalized domain names

However, if you would rather manually set up your own custom / vanity domain name (e.g., then see the following link for step-by-step instructions:

How To Manually Set Up A Custom / Vanity Domain Name In Essentials

For more/general information on setting up secure Remote Web Access on the Essentials server (which is a requirement to use all of our products), see the following link:

Secure Remote Web Access

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