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Users Granted Permission to Manage the Certificate Authority Are Unable to Access It Remotely
Article ID: 271470 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q271470
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When users who have been granted the right to manage certificates on a Windows 2000 Certificate Authority (CA) attempt to remotely access the CA through the CA snap-in, they receive the following error message:
Access is Denied. 0x5 (5)
The CA snap-in requires users to have remote access to the following registry key on the CA:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CertSvc\ConfigurationIf users do not have access to this registry key, they receive the error message described in the Symptoms section.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To resolve this issue, give the user permission to manage the CA. To grant this access to a non-administrative account, follow these steps:
To give a non-administrative account permission to remotely manage a CA, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about restricting access to the registry from a remote computer, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/153183/EN-US/ )How to Restrict Access to NT Registry from a Remote Computer