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Certificate service will not stay started for Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2008-10-23
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I have a Windows 2003 server that is running Certificate services. I recently renewed the certificate. The CertSvc will not stay started. I can start the service without an error but when I refresh the page the service is stopped again. I receive the following logs:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      CertSvc
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      58
Date:            10/23/2008
Time:            10:04:03 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      EXCHANGE01
Description:
A certificate in the chain for CA certificate 0 for  has expired.  A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file. 0x800b0101 (-2146762495).

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      CertSvc
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      100
Date:            10/23/2008
Time:            10:04:03 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      EXCHANGE01
Description:
Certificate Services did not start: Could not load or verify the current CA certificate.  A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file. 0x800b0101 (-2146762495).

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Service Control Manager
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      7024
Date:            10/23/2008
Time:            10:06:28 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      EXCHANGE01
Description:
The Certificate Services service terminated with service-specific error 2148204801 (0x800B0101).

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Any help would be appreciated.
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You have to renew CA certificate. go ahead.
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I have already done that.
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by:pcsmitpra
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Did you check the CA's root signing certificate? (and all the other certificates up the signing chain?)
Try to identify by modifying the following error details with yours:
C:\>certutil -error 2148204801 0x800b0101 (-2146762495) -- 2148204801 (-2146762495)


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by:robertsgroup33
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This is what I get.

C:\>certutil -error 2148204801
0x800b0101 (-2146762495) -- 2148204801 (-2146762495)
Error message text: A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file
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CertUtil: -error command completed successfully.
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by:pcsmitpra
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It makes sure, one or more certificate has been expired.  You may find that now. and need to replace same.
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by:robertsgroup33
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I have renewed all certs.
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by:robertsgroup33
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I renewed the cert again in the CA snap in and it looks like its working now.
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