Event ID 36872 on a Windows 2000 domain controller or on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller

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This article was previously published under Q261196
SYMPTOMS
On a Windows 2000 domain controller or on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller, the following event may be logged in the system log:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Schannel
Event Category: None
Event ID: 36872
Date: Date
Time: Time
User: N/A
Computer: computername
Description:
No suitable default server credential exists on this system. This will prevent server applications that expect to make use of the system default credentials from accepting SSL connections. An example of such an application is the directory server. Applications that manage their own credentials, such as the internet information server, are not affected by this.
CAUSE
This event is logged when a server application (for example, Active Directory) attempts to perform a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection, but no server certificate is found. Server certificates are either enrolled for by hand or are automatically generated by the domain's enterprise Certificate Authority (CA). In domains where no enterprise CA exists, this is an expected event and you can safely ignore the message.
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Article ID: 261196 - Last Review: 03/01/2007 18:10:46 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)

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