Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Windows Server 2012 R2: Installing Certificate Authority? Don’t Forget The Last Steps…

I installed an Enterprise CA on a Windows 2012 R2 Server. But when I tried to start the MMC for it I got this error message: Cannot manage active directory certificate services. The system cannot find the file specified: 0x800700002 (WIN32: 2 ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND).

As it turns out, when installing any CA role on Windows Server 2012 R2, additional configuration tasks are required, as shown in Server Manager:

Click on the link of that message and follow the required steps in the Wizard. Afterwards your CA will be up and running.

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