Error in Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac about root certificate not being trusted


You receive the following message when attempting to connect to a Windows computer using Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac:

You are connecting to RDP host "name_of_remote_PC". The certificate couldn't be verified back to a root cetificate. Your connection may not be secure. Do you want to continue?

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Your Mac was unable to verify the certificate for the remote computer.


1) Click Show Certificate.

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2) Check the box next to "Always trust 'COMPUTER_NAME' when connecting to 'COMPUTER_NAME'". Then, click Continue.

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3) If prompted for credentials, type the username and password of an account on your Mac with administrative privileges. Then, click Update Settings.

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You will be able to successfully connect to the remote Windows computer using Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac.