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AD CS Database Availability

Updated: November 27, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The certfication authority (CA) database records all certificate transactions, including requests, the requester, and whether the request was granted or denied; information for the issued certificate, such as the private key, serial number, and expiration date; and information about revoked certificates. Problems accessing a CA database can prevent a CA from starting and functioning properly. 


Event ID Source Message



Active Directory Certificate Services did not start: Unable to initialize the database connection for %1. %2.

Related Management Information

AD CS Certification Authority (CA)

Active Directory Certificate Services

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