Custom extensions in the CAPolicy.inf file do not take effect after you renew the root CA certificate by using a new key

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario.
  • You create a certification authority (CA) on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
  • You add custom extensions in the CAPolicy.inf file.
  • You renew the root CA certificate by using a new key.
In this scenario, the custom extensions do not take effect.

For example, you use the CAPolicy.inf file to suppress the CRL distribution point extension. Then, you renew the CA certificate by using a new key. In this example, the root certificate still has the CDP extension.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information for Windows Server 2003

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows Server 2003 Service Pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

This hotfix requires Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 to be installed on the computer.
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x86 version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Certcli.dll5.2.3790.3020232,44808-Oct-200704:48x86SP1
Certmmc.dll5.2.3790.3020463,87208-Oct-200704:48x86SP1
Certocm.dll5.2.3790.3020316,92808-Oct-200704:48x86SP1
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, X86 version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Certcli.dll5.2.3790.4164242,17608-Oct-200704:35x86SP2
Certmmc.dll5.2.3790.4164463,87208-Oct-200704:35x86SP2
Certocm.dll5.2.3790.4164316,92808-Oct-200704:35x86SP2
Windows Server 2003, x64 version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Certcli.dll5.2.3790.3020380,41608-Oct-200703:30x64SP1Not Applicable
Certmmc.dll5.2.3790.3020691,71208-Oct-200703:30x64SP1Not Applicable
Certocm.dll5.2.3790.3020493,05608-Oct-200703:30x64SP1Not Applicable
Wcertcli.dll5.2.3790.3020232,44808-Oct-200703:30x86SP1WOW
Wcertmmc.dll5.2.3790.3020463,87208-Oct-200703:30x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, x64 version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Certcli.dll5.2.3790.4164366,59208-Oct-200704:00x64SP2Not Applicable
Certmmc.dll5.2.3790.4164691,71208-Oct-200704:00x64SP2Not Applicable
Certocm.dll5.2.3790.4164493,05608-Oct-200704:00x64SP2Not Applicable
Wcertcli.dll5.2.3790.4164242,17608-Oct-200704:00x86SP2WOW
Wcertmmc.dll5.2.3790.4164463,87208-Oct-200704:00x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, IA-64 version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Certcli.dll5.2.3790.3020595,96808-Oct-200702:40IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Certmmc.dll5.2.3790.30201,091,58408-Oct-200702:40IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Certocm.dll5.2.3790.3020780,28808-Oct-200702:40IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Wcertcli.dll5.2.3790.3020232,44808-Oct-200702:40x86SP1WOW
Wcertmmc.dll5.2.3790.3020463,87208-Oct-200702:40x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, IA-64 version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Certcli.dll5.2.3790.4164595,96808-Oct-200702:48IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Certmmc.dll5.2.3790.41641,091,58408-Oct-200702:48IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Certocm.dll5.2.3790.4164780,28808-Oct-200702:48IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Wcertcli.dll5.2.3790.4164242,17608-Oct-200702:48x86SP2WOW
Wcertmmc.dll5.2.3790.4164463,87208-Oct-200702:48x86SP2WOW

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, renew the CA certificate again. This time, use the same key for the new root CA certificate. To do this, run the following commands at the command prompt:
Certutil -renewCert ReuseKeys
Net stop CertSvc
Net start CertSvc

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 927169 - Last Review: July 15, 2009 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
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