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Creating a self-signed certificate for hyper-v replication for servers in a workgroup

Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I have two win 2012 R2 servers in a workgroup both running hyper-v. I am trying to create a self-signed certificate to enable replication.  I have downloaded Makecert.exe (the win 8.1 version) and I am using the following command.

makecert -pe -n “CN=FirstRootCA” -ss root -sr LocalMachine -sky signature -r “FirstRootCA.cer”

I am receiving the following error:

Error: CryptCertStrToNameW failed => 0x80092023 (-2146885597)

I have never been very good with certificates – so should I run the command exactly as it is written or should I substitute server name / workgroup (or something) for FirstRootCA and LocalMachine?

Also the next line to execute asks for FQDN1 – both serves are members of a workgroup – so what should be there?

The ADC is a VM and all of the VM’s are members of a domain (total of 8 VM’s).  I am following instructions as specified in the following post;


 makecert -pe -n “CN=[FQDN1]” -ss my -sr LocalMachine -sky exchange -eku, -in “FirstRootCA” -is root -ir LocalMachine -sp “Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider” -sy 12 FirstServer.cer

Copy SecondRootCA.cer from Second Hyper-V

certutil -addstore -f Root “SecondRootCA.cer”

reg add “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Virtualization\Replication” /v DisableCertRevocationCheck /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f
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