Windows PKI: The request contains no certificate template information 0x80094801

I tried submitting a certificate request for a web server certificate to my Windows PKI via. the GUI and got this error:

The request contains no certificate template information 0x80094801

The solution is to use the command line command certutil and specify what template to use (Use “template name” not “temple display name” as Robert Lechler pointed out in the comments):

certreq -submit -attrib "CertificateTemplate:WebServer" <request file>

Note: this command will sumbit the request AND issue the certificate.

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2 Responses to Windows PKI: The request contains no certificate template information 0x80094801

  1. Thanks, that was very helpfull.

    Maybe you should state explictly to use “template name” and not “template display name” (aka friendly name) as parameter for CertificateTemplate, that self dug pitfall did cost me an extra hour …

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