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SBS 2008 CertSvc rejecting auto-enrollment of computer (machine) certificate for Windows 7 domain member

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Last Modified: 2014-05-04
Computers recently joined to the domain are not able to create the domain\computername$ Computer (Machine) certificate. They repeatedly get Appl Evt Log errors 6 and 13 - see attached.

Certificate enrollment for Local system failed to enroll for a Machine certificate with request ID 2858 from VMSERVER1.domain.xyz\DOMAIN.XYZ SBS2008 CA (The DNS name is
unavailable and cannot be added to the Subject Alternate name. 0x8009480f (-2146875377)).


Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed (0x8009480f) The DNS name is unavailable and cannot be added to the Subject Alternate name.

This is an SBS 2008 domain and the failing computers are Windows 7 (both currently/fully patched with Windows Update).
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