Error Message: Certificate Server is Unable to Process Request. Status code = 57

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Symptoms
When you try to process a certificate request on a computer runnning Certificate Server, you may receive the following error message:
Certificate server is unable to process request. Status code = 57
Cause
The error message can occur if Certificate Server was installed on February 29th, 2000 (Leap Year).
Resolution
This problem has been corrected in Windows 2000.
Workaround
Uninstall and reinstall Certificate Server.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Certificate Server 1.0.
More information
To find out if Certificate Server was installed on February 29th, 2000, check the following file:
C:\WINNT\System32\CertSrv\CertEnroll\<CertName>.crt

Note: where <CertName> is <MachineName_AdminName>

When you double-click the file, the Valid from date is February 29.
CertSrv certificate
Properties

Article ID: 258597 - Last Review: 01/10/2015 05:02:56 - Revision: 4.0

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