If you receive:

<b>Source: CertSvc
Event ID: 17
Description: "The Certificate Server did not start: Unable to initialize
              the database connection for CA COMPUTERNAME.
              The error code is 0xffffffff."</b>
the CertSrv ODBC data source has not been created.

If you are running an unattented setup, let it complete.

To create the data source, run regedit /s <Drive:>\folder\certsrv.reg where certsrv.reg contains the following:




"CertSrv"="Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)" </b>
NOTE: You must alter the Driver and DBQ paths for your installation.