How to install certbot dns plugin on Win Server 2012

My domain is: *
My web server is: Windows Server 2012

I apologize. I think I am missing something because I can’t seem to do a simple thing like install a certbot dns plugin: dns-google or any other dns plugin. Nor do I see any documentation/instructions for what I want to do.

I already installed certbot and it is running but I need the dns plugin because I need a wildcard certificate.

Thank you!

I think it’s not possible currently with certbot. See the instructions for Windows on

DNS plugins will be available soon. This means that Certbot for Windows is currently unable to automatically renew wildcard certificates, since these require a DNS plugin in order to be renewed without user intervention.

Hi @chickoy3


Only standalone, manual and webroot authenticator plugins are supported.

It’s not an automation. But you can use manual. You have to do that every 60 - 85 days.

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That’s what I missed!!!

Thank you, Osiris and JuergenAuer for your replies.


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