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Windows 2000 Enterprise CAs Not Added to Certificate Publishers Group in Windows Server 2003 Domain

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After you add Enterprise Certification Authority (CA) functionality to a Windows 2000 Server-based computer in a Windows Server 2003 domain, the Windows 2000 CA may not be able to publish certificates to the Active Directory. The following error entry may also appear in the Application Event log:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: CertSvc
Event Category: None
Event ID: 80
Date: date
Time: time
User: N/A
Computer: CA01

Certificate Services could not publish a Certificate for request 49546 to the following location on server CN=Test,OU=Users,DC=example,DC=microsoft,DC=com. The administrative limit for this request was exceeded. 0x80072024 (WIN32: 8228). ldap: 0xb: 00002024: SvcErr: DSID-02050ABE, problem 5008 (ADMIN_LIMIT_EXCEEDED), data -1026

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Windows 2000 Enterprise CAs are not automatically added to the Certificate Publishers group in a Windows Server 2003 domain.

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Manually add the computer account for the Windows 2000 CA to the Certificate Publishers group in the root domain of the forest:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Double-click the domain name in the left-side pane.
  3. Double-click the Users container.
  4. Double-click the Cert Publishers group in the right-side pane.
  5. Click the Members tab, and then click Add.
  6. Browse to the name of the computer that is hosting the CA (or type this name), and then click OK.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Keywords: kbnosurvey, kbarchive, kbenv, kbprb, KB300532

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Article Info
Article ID : 300532
Revision : 6
Created on : 1/10/2015
Published on : 1/10/2015
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