Installation of a certificate authority fails with error code ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER

Assume the following scenario:

  • A certification authority is installed
  • The role configuration fails with the following error message:
CCertSrvSetupProperty: The parameter is incorrect. 0x80070057 (WIN32: ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER).

This error may occur if a Safenet Hardware Security Module (Safenet Key Storage Provider) is used and the installing user does not have permission to the partition of the Hardware Security Module.

When configuring the user name, also pay attention to upper and lower case of the user name.

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