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Jon G

All,

 

Hopefully this will save you some time when troubleshooting after a reinstall of Server Essentials role.  

 

My Server Essential VM somehow corrupted.  I reinstalled with the same name.  I then tried to reconnect my clients.  That is where the troubles began.  Clients would complain that they could not connect due to trust issues, probably caused by a mismatch of time between server and client.  After many hours of searching the internet, I noticed that there were remnants of the previous Certificate authority in sites and services.  After I removed the remnants, my Enterprise CA for WSE was not known to the AD.  

 

I then began the process of backing up the new CA on WSE, uninstalling and reinstalling the role based upon these directions:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2795825/reinstall-the-ca-role-in-windows-server-2012-essentials

 

After the reinstall, I was still getting the same error.  I noticed that I had a large number of rejected request with error 0x80094800.  That error means that the CA can't issue the requested template.  The template in question was the "Windows Server Solutions Computer Certificate Template".  Under Certificate Templates, there were no templates to issue.  The final step was the republish the Windows Server Solutions Computer Certificate Template.  

 

When I tried to publish the Certificate Template, the option was greyed out.  Restarting the Certificate Service was the final step required after I verified the CA using ADSIEDIT per this article: https://serverfault.com/questions/320565/certificate-template-missing-from-certificate-template-to-issue

I was then able to publish the missing template.

 

Finally after nearly a month I was able to back my computers up again with WSE.

 

Hope this helps someone else.

 

Jon

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Yeah, generally, reinstalling the server will cause you to need to rejoin the domain.  

 

 

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