The following Event ID 15 error message entries are logged
at 8-hour intervals in the application event log:
Event Source: AutoEnrollment
Event Category: None
Event ID: 15
Computer: computer name
Description: Automatic certificate enrollment for local
system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b). The specified
domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. Enrollment will not be
This problem may occur if the Autoenrollment feature cannot
reach an Active Directory domain controller. In a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
domain, Active Directory is not available. Therefore, the Autoenrollment
feature cannot work. In an Active Directory domain that has Microsoft Windows
2000 or later domain controllers, the problem may be caused by a DNS name
resolution or by network connectivity issue.
For a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer or a Microsoft
Windows Server 2003-based computer that is joined to a Windows NT 4.0 domain,
to turn off the Autoenrollment feature in the Local Group Policy, follow these
steps on the local workstation:
- Click Start, click Run,
type gpedit.msc, and then press ENTER.
- In the left pane, expand Computer
Configuration, expand Windows Settings, expand
Security Settings, and then expand Public Key
- Double-click Autoenrollment
- Click Do not enroll certificates
- Click OK.
- Repeat steps 2 through 5, but in step 2, expand
User Configuration, expand Windows Settings,
expand Security Settings, and then expand Public Key
- Close the Group Policy window.
For a computer that is a member of a Windows 2000 or later
Active Directory domain, make sure that the domain member has network
connectivity with at least one domain controller.
After you have
determined that you have good Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity between the
member and a domain controller, correct the DNS address in the IP properties of
the workstation. To do this, follow these steps:
- Start the Network Connections tool in Control
- Right-click Local Area Connection, and
then click Properties.
- Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then
- Type the correct DNS address in the Preferred DNS
- Click OK.
information about DNS configuration for Active Directory, click the following
article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Frequently asked questions about Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003 DNS
Article ID: 310461 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 7.4
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
- Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
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