Windows 8.1 – Cannot Manage Active Directory Certificate Services


KB ID 0001037 Dtd 24/02/15

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On my laptop today I installed the RSAT Tools for Remote Management. I went to do some PKI Work in my Test Environment and Came with the Following Error:


“Cannot Manage Active Directory Certificate Services. The specified service does not exist as an installed service. 0x424 (WIN32: 1060 ERROR_SERVICE_DOES_NOT_EXIST)”

I thought it would automatically connect to my PKI Server, but after 5 minutes I came up with the Solution!


1. Right Click on Certification Authority > Re-target Certification Authority.

Retarget Certification Authority.

2. Then select “Another Computer” and then type in the IP address or FQDN of the PKI Server.

PKI Server Management

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