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  • Question

  • Hi,

    my CS on my WHS 2011 stop with the error message above.

    I also see an error in the Application Log:

    Active Directory Certificate Services did not start: Unable to initialize the database connection for WHS-CA. Error 0xc8000713 (ESE: -1811)

    WHS is the name of my server. I only found some references around a missing file but the error message here is different (not telling about a missing file).

    Any idea what I can do?

    Thanks,


    Thomas Pagel

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 5:45 AM

Answers

  • The admin password shouldn't affect the CA; it seems likely that your database has been corrupted somehow.

    Do you take regular backups of your server? If so, a restore might be the place to start. You could also take a look at this KB article, to see if it helps, but A) there are no guarantees, and B) you may find that a reinstall is in your future if it doesn't work or causes additional issues.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    • Proposed as answer by Ken Warren Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Monday, October 29, 2012 6:52 AM
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:02 PM

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  • Have you installed anything on your server? Made any configuration changes in the dashboard? Done anything from the server desktop?

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:11 PM
  • Well, for sure did I change something, but nothing "serious"... I have just some add-ons running (Lights-Out, ...) but no local software installed (OK, just the Perfect Disk for HomeServer).

    The only thing which might be "serious" is that I changed the admin password some time ago... I'm not sure if that issue started at that moment...

    Thanks,

    Thomas


    Thomas Pagel

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:40 PM
  • The admin password shouldn't affect the CA; it seems likely that your database has been corrupted somehow.

    Do you take regular backups of your server? If so, a restore might be the place to start. You could also take a look at this KB article, to see if it helps, but A) there are no guarantees, and B) you may find that a reinstall is in your future if it doesn't work or causes additional issues.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    • Proposed as answer by Ken Warren Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Monday, October 29, 2012 6:52 AM
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:02 PM