SBS 2011 Active Directory Certificate Services won't start
Posted on 2013-09-10
I have an sbs 2011 server on which I have installed a godaddy cert for RWW and Exchange. I recently went to renew this cert from the network connectivity screen and the console crashes. I found that AD certificate services was not started and fails to start if forced. I get the following error in the system log:
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 9/10/2013 10:16:56 AM
Event ID: 7024
Task Category: None
The Active Directory Certificate Services service terminated with service-specific error %%-939523595.
Google shows very little regarding that error code, all references seem to be to Windows Home Server and the solution was a reinstall of server, which would not be practical here.
I noticed a few dcom errors as well, stating that system and network service didn't have local launch permissions for certsrv request. I edited the permissions for these two accounts to grant them local launch, (as well as all other available permissions). This did not resolve the problem.
Any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated.