The Network Device Enrollment Service setup failed because certification authority (CA) “servername”\L2 CN\ could not be contacted

This error message appears during the NDES configuration.

The following figure shows the complete error message.


AD CS service is not running.


Perform the following actions to start AD CS:

  1. On the NES host, open Server Manager and from the Tools menu, select Certificate Authority.
  2. On the Toolbar, click the green triangle.

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