Windows Server 2008 Certificate Services (ADCS) does not start, and error code 0x80070057 is generated when ADCS is reinstalled by using the "use existing keys" option in Windows Server 2008

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You reinstall the Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) role.

  • During the reinstallation process, the use existing keys option is selected.

In this scenario, the ADCS installation process is completed. However, Active Directory Certificate Services does not start, and the following Error event is logged:Note <Key_Name> is the key container name that must be reused for the new certification authority (CA).

Additionally, notice that the following CA certificate signature was used in the first installation:

Signature Algorithm:
Algorithm ObjectId: <Object_ID>Algorithm Parameters:...

Note <Object_ID> is the object identifier of the algorithm that was used for the original certificate for the sha1RSA element.

However, in this scenario, this signature has been changed to the following:

Signature Algorithm:
Algorithm ObjectId: 1.2.840.113549.1.1.5 sha1RSA
Algorithm Parameters:
05 00

This algorithm implies an error.

Cause

This problem occurs because of an error in the CA setup code that incorrectly tries to enforce the CA certificate creation process by using the RSA/SHA1 algorithm.

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.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed in each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Microsoft.windows.servermanager-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not Applicable

3,319

11-Feb-2009

04:59

Not Applicable

Microsoft.windows.servermanager.dll

6.0.6001.22374

7,639,040

11-Feb-2009

05:34

x86

Certocm.dll

6.0.6001.22374

488,960

11-Feb-2009

05:30

x86

Certcli.dll

6.0.6001.22374

323,072

11-Feb-2009

05:30

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Certocm.dll

6.0.6001.22374

653,824

11-Feb-2009

05:59

x64

Certcli.dll

6.0.6001.22374

444,416

11-Feb-2009

05:59

x64

Microsoft.windows.servermanager-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not Applicable

3,319

11-Feb-2009

05:29

Not Applicable

Microsoft.windows.servermanager.dll

6.0.6001.22374

7,639,040

11-Feb-2009

06:02

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Certcli.dll

6.0.6001.22374

861,696

11-Feb-2009

04:46

IA-64

Microsoft.windows.servermanager-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not Applicable

3,319

11-Feb-2009

04:15

Not Applicable

Microsoft.windows.servermanager.dll

6.0.6001.22374

7,639,040

11-Feb-2009

04:48

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, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

960809 The Windows Server 2008 Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) responder does not work with signing certificates that do not use the SHA1 algorithm

The Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) hash functions are a set of cryptographic hash functions that are designed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and published by the NIST as a U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard. The three SHA algorithms are structured differently and are distinguished as SHA-0, SHA-1, and SHA-2. The SHA-2 family uses the same algorithm but with a variable key size. These key sizes are distinguished as SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512.

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 for Windows Server 2008

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msil_microsoft.windows.servermanager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22374_none_692874336a9ef2f6.manifest

Not Applicable

5,836

11-Feb-2009

05:48

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,422

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,423

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

2,378

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,431

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,422

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,430

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

X86_microsoft-windows-c..ervices-certocm-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22374_none_0a67809021fecb85.manifest

Not Applicable

59,041

11-Feb-2009

05:53

Not Applicable

X86_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22374_none_d7bfa7c755fa4b31.manifest

Not Applicable

62,028

11-Feb-2009

05:50

Not Applicable

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Ia64_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22374_none_d7c14bbd55f8542d.manifest

Not Applicable

61,700

11-Feb-2009

05:03

Not Applicable

Msil_microsoft.windows.servermanager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22374_none_692874336a9ef2f6.manifest

Not Applicable

5,839

11-Feb-2009

05:01

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,425

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,427

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,908

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,435

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,426

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,433

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Amd64_microsoft-windows-c..ervices-certocm-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22374_none_66861c13da5c3cbb.manifest

Not Applicable

59,083

11-Feb-2009

06:21

Not Applicable

Amd64_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22374_none_33de434b0e57bc67.manifest

Not Applicable

61,715

11-Feb-2009

06:18

Not Applicable

Msil_microsoft.windows.servermanager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22374_none_692874336a9ef2f6.manifest

Not Applicable

5,842

11-Feb-2009

06:15

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,430

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,431

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

2,394

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,439

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,430

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

Package_for_kb966329_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

Not Applicable

1,438

11-Feb-2009

14:12

Not Applicable

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