Microsoft KB Archive/254154

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Certificate Authority Service Does Not Start When Remote Share Is the Specified Location for the Database and Log Files

Article ID: 254154

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server



This article was previously published under Q254154

SYMPTOMS

When you install Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, the Certificate Authority service does not start.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs when a remote network share is specified as the location for the Certificate Authority database, log files, or both.

RESOLUTION

Use Certutil.exe to change the database path to a local device:

  1. Log on as a local administrator.
  2. At a command prompt, type certutil -setreg dbdirectory "C:\windows\system32\certlog", and then press ENTER.


Note In this procedure, "C:\windows\system32\certlog" can be replaced with any valid local path.

  1. At a command prompt, type certutil -setreg DBLogDirectory "C:\windows\system32\certlog", and then press ENTER.
  2. At a command prompt, type certutil -setreg DBSystemDirectory "C:\windows\system32\certlog", and then press ENTER.
  3. At a command prompt, type certutil -setreg DBTempDirectory "C:\windows\system32\certlog", and then press ENTER.



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