SBS 2003 Certificate error Event ID 17 CertSvc

SBS 2003 Certificate error Event ID 17 CertSvc

Post by Zaz » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 22:41:54


On my main SBS 2003 server I'm getting the following errors:

Event ID 454 Source ESENT
certsrv.exe (1824) Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected
error -515.

followed by Certificate services stopping and then another error below:


Event ID 17 Source CertSVC
Certificate Services did not start: Unable to initialize the database
connection for Green1. The time stamp in the next log does not match what
was expected. 0xc8000203 (ESE: -515).

It seems I need to resolve this error before I can progress with a SBS 2008
migration.

Any Ideas?

Thanks
ZAZ
 
 
 

SBS 2003 Certificate error Event ID 17 CertSvc

Post by v-milel » Fri, 06 Mar 2009 19:06:31


Hello,

Thank you for posting here.

According to your description, I understand that:

You get the event 454, 17 that indicate the issue in CA database.

If I have misunderstood the problem, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Suggestions:
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From my search, I found out that every time we try to start the certificate
service on the server it looks for the following entry in the registry to
see if a restore of the Certificate database is required:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CertSvc\Configuration\R
estoreInProgress


If present then it looks for the path to the valid log files to perform a
restore. I believe that this key existed on your SBS server but it may not
point to a valid path for the log files and hence it was failing with an
error message saying that the timestamp doesn't match in the log.

To correct the issue, you may try to remove the trigger which indicates the
Jet database that a recovery is required.
If the issue persists after you remove the trigger, it may indicates that
the Jet database is corrupted and it must be restored. As the log t match
the time stamp, you may have to reinstall the Certificate service and
follow KB 889250 to remove all related objects from the corrupted CA.

How to decommission a Windows enterprise certification authority and how to
remove all related objects from Windows Server 2003 and from Windows 2000
Server
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Hope it helps. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
hesitate to let me know.


Best regards,
Miles Li

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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SBS 2003 Certificate error Event ID 17 CertSvc

Post by Zaz » Fri, 06 Mar 2009 19:39:49

Yes Miles that is the case.....I do not think I can get anything from
backups as the problem seems to have been hapenning for quite a while now.
Can we rebuild the database?
 
 
 

SBS 2003 Certificate error Event ID 17 CertSvc

Post by v-milel » Sat, 07 Mar 2009 19:53:15

Hello,

Thanks for the update.

Yes, you may reinstall the certificate service on the SBS server to rebuild
the database. For detailed steps, you may refer to:

How to decommission a Windows enterprise certification authority and how to
remove all related objects from Windows Server 2003 and from Windows 2000
Server
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Hope it helps.


Best regards,
Miles Li

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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