A security group member still cannot modify a certificate template even if you delegate management control to the group in Windows Server 2008

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You install the Active Directory Certificate Services role on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008.

  • You add a security group into a certificate template, and you delegate template management control to the group. For example, you grant Full Control permissions to the group.

  • You log on to the computer by using a user account that is a member of the security group.

  • You try to modify the certificate template.

In this scenario, you cannot modify the certificate template, and you receive an error message that resembles the following:

Windows cannot save changes to the certificate template. The security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.



Notes

  • The issue still occurs if you assign the group as the owner of the certificate template.

  • You can only modify the certificate template successfully when both of the following conditions are true:

    • You assign a user account to the ownership of the certificate template.

    • You log on to the computer by using the user account to modify the certificate template.

Cause

The issue occurs because only the owners of certificate templates can modify these templates in the Active Directory Certificate Services service, and these owners can only be user accounts instead of security groups.

Note The expected behavior is that any user accounts can modify certificates after the user accounts are granted sufficient access permissions.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2008.

In addition, you must install the Active Directory Certificate Service role on the computer.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Server 2008 file information notes

Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.0.600
    2.
    22xxx

    Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Certcli.dll

6.0.6002.22526

323,584

16-Nov-2010

16:02

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Certcli.dll

6.0.6002.22526

446,464

16-Nov-2010

16:25

x64

Certcli.dll

6.0.6002.22526

323,584

16-Nov-2010

16:02

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Certcli.dll

6.0.6002.22526

860,672

16-Nov-2010

16:23

IA-64

Certcli.dll

6.0.6002.22526

323,584

16-Nov-2010

16:02

x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

X86_ade2883adadee9798d680d3c07c9862b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22526_none_b1e579424b125c0b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

716

Date (UTC)

18-Nov-2010

Time (UTC)

06:15

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22526_none_d9de335d52f63911.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

62,028

Date (UTC)

16-Nov-2010

Time (UTC)

16:19

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

Amd64_1398962020936092af4ea5b1049174a3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22526_none_e4b3c261f27c4311.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,080

Date (UTC)

18-Nov-2010

Time (UTC)

06:15

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22526_none_35fccee10b53aa47.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

61,715

Date (UTC)

16-Nov-2010

Time (UTC)

16:40

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22526_none_d9de335d52f63911.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

62,028

Date (UTC)

16-Nov-2010

Time (UTC)

16:19

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

Ia64_1f9388599f0efcffef819c1ffff36971_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22526_none_17a81d5ad4cd3ed7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,078

Date (UTC)

18-Nov-2010

Time (UTC)

06:15

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22526_none_d9dfd75352f4420d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

61,700

Date (UTC)

16-Nov-2010

Time (UTC)

16:37

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22526_none_d9de335d52f63911.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

62,028

Date (UTC)

16-Nov-2010

Time (UTC)

16:19

Platform

Not applicable

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