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This article briefly describes what occurs when a certificate request is submitted to Certificate Services 2.0 through the Certificate Services Web pages and what happens when you check your pending request on the Certificate Services Web pages.
If the Certificate Authority (CA) has a policy of not issuing certificates automatically, when your browser submits a request for a certificate, the following page is displayed:
When you generate a request and submit it to Certificate Services 2.0 through the Web pages, the server places a cookie on your computer. The server uses this cookie to look up the pending requests that you made when you return to check the status of your pending requests.
Your certificate request has been received. However, you must wait for an administrator to issue the certificate you requested.
Please return to this web site in a day or two to retrieve your certificate. Note: You must return with this web browser within 10 days to retrieve your certificate
When you return to http://computer_name/certsrv and select Check on a Pending Request, a page displaying the pending requests appears and you select the request from the list.
If the server reports that there are no pending requests, one of the following may be the problem:
Place the code on the server and browse to the page that contains the code with the Web browser to look at the cookies that are on the browser from that server. If this code does not produce the installed cookie, try restarting the IIS service on the server to refresh any related components that pertain to the cookie retrieval process.
For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/241492/EN-US/ )HOWTO: Read Cookies Using ASP and Visual C++
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/290625/EN-US/ )HOWTO: IIS5: How to Configure SSL in a Windows 2000 IIS 5 Test Environment Using Certificate Server 2.0
Article ID: 295298 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 2.1