Certsvc service will not start

Certsvc service will not start

Post by c2hlcGNvb » Wed, 03 Mar 2004 23:01:05


For several months, I've been running the built-in W2K CA for SSL connections into OWA and all has worked well. Yesterday, after rebooting my server, I noticed that the certificate service will no longer start. I get an app and system log event stating that the certificate database is damaged and unable to start. I have searched all of the MS KBs to no avail. I can see my certificate and it appears to be fine. If I make a remote SSL connection to OWA, it does work. But I cannot start the service, which makes no sense. I don't have a good backup, so I cannot restore the c:\winnt\system32\certsvc directory. Can I create a new, empty database or are there utilities to repair the old database

Thanks.
 
 
 

1. Certsvc service will not start

2. CertSvc does not start : missing file

After rebooting the server i got two errors, and Certificate server does not
strat.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: CertSvc
Event Category: None
Event ID: 17
Date: 1/18/2006
Time: 8:43:21 AM
User: N/A
Computer: DC01
Description:
Certificate Services did not start: Unable to initialize the database
connection for name of CA. Unable to find the file. 0xc8000713 (EDB: -1811).

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ESENT
Event Category: Logging/Recovery
Event ID: 455
Date: 1/18/2006
Time: 10:20:10 AM
User: N/A
Computer: DC01
Description:
certsrv.exe (7540) Error -1811 occurred while opening a log file
C:\WINNT\system32\CertLog\edb0001C.log.

Log file does not exist.
I use the folowing backup command :
Certutil -f -backup D:\Backup\CABackup password
Certutil -f -backupDB D:\Backup\CABackup\DB
Certutil -f -backupKey D:\Backup\CABackup\Key password

If i issue command for restore i got following error :
Certutil -f -Restore D:\Backup\CABackup password
Certutil -f -RestoreDB D:\Backup\CABackup\DB


Restored keys and certificates for FQDNofCA\Aname of the CAfrom
D:\Backup\CABackup\\ CAname of the CA.p12.
Restoring database for FQDNofCA\Aname of the CA
Not a valid backup directory: D:\Backup\CABackup\.
CertUtil: -restore command FAILED: 0x8007010b (WIN32: 267)
CertUtil: The directory name is invalid.

Whatever is the path D:\.... Does not work. I need to make CA functional,
how to recover my CA.
Server is Windows 2000 DC with latest SP. CA is enterprise authority .

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