AD Certficate Services Service will not stay started
Posted on 2013-11-19
We have an SBS 2008 server that has the following error when trying to start the Active Directory Certificate Services Service. It starts initially then immediately stops with the following error being logged:
Event ID 17, CertificationAuthority
Active Directory Certificate Services did not start; Unable to initialize the database connection for domain-server-CA. Unable to access the file. 0xc800040B (ESE: - 1032)
From the error code it looks as if the database file within system32\certlogs\ is either locked or doesn't have the correct permissions?
I have checked the permissions against a working SBS 2008 server and they are system, administrators and backup operator's with Full Control
It appears as if this has been a background problem for a while so I don't think I'd be able to restore the 1MB database file and am nervous about perhaps having to consider re-installing the role.
Look forward to your advice