Auto-enrollment is not triggered when you try to use Certutil.exe on a Windows XP-based computer

Symptoms

When you try to use Certutil.exe on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, auto-enrollment is not triggered.

Cause

This behavior occurs when you copy Certutil.exe and the supporting binaries from the following operating systems to Windows XP:
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

Resolution

The only version of Certutil.exe that Windows XP supports is available in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administration Pack. To download the Windows Server 2003 Administration Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

If you have update 907247 installed on Windows XP SP2, the version of Certutil.exe that supports the -pulse command is available in the SP1 version of the Windows Server 2003 Administration Pack. To download it, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

More Information

The output is similar to the following:
C:\>certutil -pulse 

402.203.0: 0x80070057 (WIN32: 87): ..

CertCli Version 307.5584.0: 0x80070002 (WIN32: 2)

CertUtil: -pulse

command FAILED: 0x80070002 (WIN32: 2)

CertUtil: The system cannot find the file specified. 301.3160.0: 0x80070002 (WIN32: 2)
Properties

Article ID: 934576 - Last Review: Oct 22, 2008 - Revision: 1

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