In our past blogs on the subject of Windows Server ADCS backups, we have touched on the issue of jet database logs not being truncated and deleted in some scenarios. https://www.pkisolutions.com/adcsbackups/ https://www.pkisolutions.com/database-log-files-are-not-truncated-when-you-perform-a-full-certification-authority-database-backup/ Specifically, if backups are performed via snapshot or non-VSS based backups and secondly, if any logs are still held open by the jet…

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As part of joining PKI Solutions, several blog posts from my old site are re-posted here for visibility and thoroughness. Issue Consider the following scenario: you are dumping CA database by using certutil, PowerShell or any other tool that utilizes ICertView2 interface and at some point you receive the following error Certutil: CertUtil: -view command FAILED: 0x80070006 (WIN32: 6) CertUtil:…

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In my last blog post (Backing up ADCS Certificate Authorities Part 1) I covered the inner workings of how ADCS and the Jet database works to maintain the CA data. In this post I am going to go over a comprehensive PowerShell script that I wrote to perform a full backup of all necessary ADCS…

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One of the areas I have spoken about extensively at conferences and cover in our training classes is the unique issues associated with backing up and managing your ADCS Certificate Authority. There are several items I would like to address in this two-part series: CA Database and log file structure Unique issues with VM Snapshots with…

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