Event ID 29 – ‘The password in the certificate request cannot be verified’

KB ID 0001032 Dtd 07/02/15


Seen on a Microsoft Certificate Services server running NDES.

Event ID 29

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-NetworkDeviceEnrollmentService
Date: 04/02/2015 11:22:26
Event ID: 29
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Computer: PNLPKI00v.petenetlive.com
The password in the certificate request cannot be verified. It may have been used already. Obtain a new password to submit with this request.


I got this error every time a network device tried to enroll with the NDES server. You are seeing this error because the NDES server is expecting the password that generated by visiting this url http://{hostname-of-NDES-Server}/Certsrv.mscep_admin.

Normally I disable the password requirement when I build NDES, this time I’d simply forgotten. To disable the password requirement, follow this process.

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