Struggling with Certificates: The request contains no Certificate Template Error?

Certificate Request Processor
The request contains no certificate template information. 0×80094801 (-2146875391)
Denied by Policy Module 0×80094801, the request does not contain a certificate template extension or the Certificate Template request attribute.

I was getting this error at 2 sites I was working on, when trying to get a certificate for my XenApp Controller.  The local admins just looked at me, as if to say, you want it to work you fix it.

Naturally I wasn’t really that keen on trying to troubleshoot it as if I made a change and the CA started acting up the local admins would have just looked at me, as if to say, you broke it, you fix it.

So what to do……..

Luckily certreq came to my rescue

  • I created to cert request in IIS on the Delivery Controller, copied DCreq.txt to the CA and ran the following
  • certreq -submit -attrib “CertificateTemplate: WebServer” c:\….\DCreq.txt
  • Copied the request back and completed the the process in IIS.


So no having to play around with the CA, and all working now with no problems.

Any questions let me know.

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