Dell WMS – Certificate Configuration

Release date: February 20th 2021

Welcome to my Dell Wyse Management Studio section. In this sub-section I will describe how I requested a certificate to use with my WMS server and how I installed it. When I installed the WMS server it was installed with a self signed certificate, this I will now replace with a domain CA signed certificate

Before I can request a certificate from my domain CA, I first have to create a certificate template. How I created the certificate template for my WMS server, I have described here: Dell WMS – Certificate Template Creation. Once the certificate template is ready, I launch the certificates MMC and start the request


I select the Active Directory Enrollment Policy, Next

Click here to configure settings…

Under the Subject tab, I add my WMS servers FQDN as Common Name and DNS

Under the General tab, I give the certificate a Friendly name

From the Private Key tab, I make sure to tick the “Make private key exportable” option, once done I click OK

With the certificate properly configured, I select my Enrollment Policy and click Enroll

With the Certificate Installation completed successfully, I click Finish

I can now see that the certificate is present in the Certificates MMC. This I will export in order to use it with Dell WMS. I right-click and select Export

I run through the export procedure as follows

I log in to my WMS server and click Portal Administration from the top menu

Under Portal Administration, I click Setup

I browse and select the certificate I exported above and provide the password. WMS now asks to save and restart in order to activate the new HTTPS.

After a restart, the certificate is activated and valid.

This concludes the certificate configuration of WMS. The next logical step for me is to configure the DHCP options for my WYSE clients. This I have documented here: Dell WMS – DHCP Configuration

Other miscellaneous Tips & Tricks

Dell Wyse Management Suite Version 3.1 Administrator’s Guide

Dell Wyse Management Suite Version 3.x Deployment Guide

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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