Monday, April 21, 2008

Microsoft Certificate Services setup failed, Windows cannot

Symptom:

When you try to install (or re-install) the Microsoft Certificate Service you encounter the following error message and cannot continue. You did re-run the installation.

An error was detected while configuring Certificate Services.
The Certificate Services Setup Wizard will need to rerun to complete the
configuration.

Certificate Services setup failed with the following error: Windows cannot
find the network path. Verify that the network path is correct and the
destination computer is not busy or turned off. If Windows still cannot
find the network path, contact your network administrator. 0x80070033
(WIN32: 51)

The Cause:

The most likely cause of this is that File and Print Sharing got disabled. In my case, when I changed the host name, it got disabled.

Fix

Just enable the File and Print Sharing from the network control panel for ALL ACTIVE network connections and then try again.



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