An error occurred when creating the new container L2_certificate_name. Please make sure that the CSP is installed correctly or select another CSP.

An error occurred when creating the new container L2_certificate_name. Please make sure that the CSP is installed correctly or select another CSP.

This error message appears during NDES configuration.

The following figure shows the complete error message.

Cause

An incorrect cryptography provider was selected during configuration.

Resolution

Uninstall AD CS and then reinstall AD CS. On the Cryptography for CA window, from the Select a cryptographic provider list , choose ECDSA_P256#Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider.

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