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

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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
The error message can occur if Certificate Server was installed on February 29th, 2000 (Leap Year).
This problem has been corrected in Windows 2000.
Uninstall and reinstall Certificate Server.
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:

Note: where <CertName> is <MachineName_AdminName>

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

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

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