Certificate Request Processor: The request contains no certificate template information

Recently I spotted following error while importing a certificate request file for Enterasys WIFI controllers on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise CA:

“Certificate Request Processor: The request contains no certificate template information”

Problem wouldn’t occur if I used Standalone Certification Authority to process this request – it doesn’t use templates. Although, in domain environments you usually use Enterprise version for  auto enrollment of certificates.

Following Microsoft article describes how to use certreq command line tool so we can add missing certificate template information:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782583.aspx
Specificly: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736326.aspx

Under [RequestAttributes] section you will find an example of parameter to specify CertificateTemplate.

This helped me resolve the issue, hopefully it works for you too.

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