Certificate Services Will Not Start

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Lots of errors referring to Certificate Services which doesn't seem to have worked since a recent server restore. (see below)

I don't mind recreating the certificate but unless the service works, I can't seem to backup the current certificate, or simply create a new one.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      CertSvc
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      17
Date:            19/04/2011
Time:            18:10:14
User:            N/A
Computer:      BENCOMMS
Certificate Services did not start: Unable to initialize the database connection for bentenca.  Unable to find the file. 0xc8000713 (ESE: -1811).

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Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Service Control Manager
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      7024
Date:            29/04/2011
Time:            05:04:13
User:            N/A
Computer:      BENCOMMS
The Certificate Services service terminated with service-specific error 3355445011 (0xC8000713).

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Question by:fuzzyfreak
    LVL 4

    Accepted Solution

    This was resolved when Microsoft uninstalled Certificate Services stating that it was not necessary on SBS2003.
    LVL 4

    Author Closing Comment

    resolved in house

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