Monthly Archives: July 2014

The request subject name is invalid or too long

I had an interesting one recently when submitting a certificate request to a Windows Certificate Authority using certreq.exe.  The error that came back was: The disposition message is “Error Parsing Request The request subject name is invalid or too long. 0x80094001 (-2146877439)” I found several links to possible solutions but, as it turns out, the problem in… Read More »

How to enable Active Directory auditing

Despite Active Directory having been around for more than 10 years, I still find new implementations proceeding without directory service access auditing enabled.  For me, auditing of who does what, where and when in your directory is crucial information.  I can’t fully fathom why Microsoft doesn’t have it enabled with some sensible defaults out of the… Read More »