Solved

Understand Impact of Windows Application Log Error-certificate issue

Posted on 2014-11-03
6
204 Views
1 Endorsement
Last Modified: 2014-11-03
Windows 2008 R2 application log is showing this error.
Certificate for local system with Thumbprint 08 dc 63 b2 2e 04 1a 50 f0 9c 6e 8d 91 21 bd 2c 13 a1 76 e1 is about to expire or already expired.

I use SSL but my certificate is up to date with symantec certificate authority.  What does this error mean and will it have any impact on server?  If not can I remove it from showing on the event log?
1
Comment
Question by:kdschool
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 40419668
it means a certificate is installed that is expired or going to expire even though it may not be used for IIS
if the certificate is not being used, you can delete it
you can look at the certificate mmc console and see what is installed
once that certificate is gone that warning will go away
0
 

Author Comment

by:kdschool
ID: 40419760
So I went into the mmc for certificates and I am trying to locate this one.  I did a find certificate from the top level (certificate local computer) and I can't find this. Is there a value below I should be looking for?

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-CertificateServicesClient-AutoEnrollment" Guid="{F0DB7EF8-B6F3-4005-9937-FEB77B9E1B43}" EventSourceName="AutoEnrollment" />
  <EventID Qualifiers="32768">64</EventID>
  <Version>0</Version>
  <Level>3</Level>
  <Task>0</Task>
  <Opcode>0</Opcode>
  <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-11-03T14:56:12.000000000Z" />
  <EventRecordID>108074</EventRecordID>
  <Correlation />
  <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
  <Channel>Application</Channel>
  <Computer>xx.xx.xx.xx.com</Computer>
  <Security />
  </System>
- <EventData>
  <Data Name="Context">local system</Data>
  <Data Name="ObjId">08 dc 63 b2 2e 04 1a 50 f0 9c 6e 8d 91 21 bd 2c 13 a1 76 e1</Data>
  </EventData>
  </Event>
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 40419782
you found the cert (thumbprint matches)
if you open it, what are the validity dates?
0
Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

 

Author Comment

by:kdschool
ID: 40419808
No this is from the error message in the application log.  I can't find the actual certificate it's talking about in the MMC.
0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
ID: 40419850
oh...in the console look at the expiration date and see if there is anything in the near future
0
 

Author Comment

by:kdschool
ID: 40419901
ok I found it by the date then the thumbprint   The dates on this one are 7/8/2013 to 7/9/2014  This is the certifciate I use for SSL so I guess it's a really early warning.  I did not realize they gave the warning so far in advance.  Normally symantec will let me know when they have the next certificates ready for us to install. Thanks for helping me get there.  I need to keep this one.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I was supporting a handful of Windows 2008 (non-R2) 2 node clusters with shared quorum disks. Some had SQL 2008 installed and some were just a vendor application that we supported. For the purposes of this article it doesn’t really matter which so w…
You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now