Certsvc will not start

Certsvc will not start

Post by c2hlcGNvb » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 04:01:08


After using a standard W2K certificate for about a year, I have found that my certsvc database is corrupt and the certificate service will no longer start. I receive and error message in my app and system logs that states the certificate database is corrupt. I can see my certificate, however, on my drive. How can I restore or correct the database issue

Thanks.
 
 
 

Certsvc will not start

Post by David Cros » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 12:54:13

have you attempted to restore from backup?

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my certsvc database is corrupt and the certificate service will no longer
start. I receive and error message in my app and system logs that states
the certificate database is corrupt. I can see my certificate, however, on
my drive. How can I restore or correct the database issue.

 
 
 

Certsvc will not start

Post by c2hlcGNvb » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 13:21:10

Unfortunately, I don't have a valid backup of the c:\winnt\system32\certsrv directory and I assume this is the location of the directory. I do get a long sub error code, but I cannot find anything on the MSKB site.
 
 
 

Certsvc will not start

Post by George Hes » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 10:48:40

Can the certserver be backed up like we can the Metabase or does it require 3rd party software and\or the questionable backup utility in Windows. The way I understand it the Active Directory would have to be backed up also. In which case we are basically talking a reinstall of the operating system.

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Certsvc will not start

Post by Paul Adare » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 17:32:02

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, in the
microsoft.public.security news group, George Hester
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > says...


There are two ways to back up Certificate Services. One is to use a
Windows 2000/2003 aware backup tool and include the System State (which
includes Certificate Services) in the backup. The other is to use the
backup built into Certificate Services.

You can find more details at http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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