Tip – SCOM Certificate Template Does Not Appear In Certificate Template Dropdown – Windows Server 2012 R2

I was working with a customer today on provisioning the SCOM certificate template and Gateway server configuration when we ran into a bit of snag.  I followed the exact process that I’ve used 100 times to create the certificate template, but no matter how many times we recreated it, it would not show up in the Certificate Template drop down during the certificate request process.

Well, credit to the engineer (Mike Sorenson), as he found an obscure reference to an individual that stated he had to restart the Active Directory Certificate Services (CertSvc) before the template would show up in the drop down.  Hmmmm……that seems odd, but indeed after restarting the service, the template was present during the certificate request.

Nothing too technical here, but perhaps it will save someone else some headaches!