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Has anyone had any luck with AD Certificate enrolment following HT5357?

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Hi all,


We had the old Lion AD certificate enrolment working fine through a .mobileconfig file using the payload type. I'm now trying to update our profile to use the new Mountain Lion DCE-RPC mechanism described in HT5357 (since Apple have decided to remove the old mechanism from the OS, which is less than helpful!) and can't seem to get it to work. The mobileconfig is set up correctly as far as I can tell, and network captures show the Mac talking to the RPC endpoint mapper, getting a port then doing a TCP handshake to it, but it never actually gets as far as sending the certificate request before it throws the following:


Profile installation failed

The 'Active Directory Certificate' payload could not be installed. The certificate request failed.


I've checked the certificate server logs and, as expected based on the network capture, it doesn't even log an attempted enrolment, let alone a failure.


Is there any better logging on the Mac I could look at, or any debugging I could turn on to find out what's triggering this error?


Many thanks,


MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), OS X Mountain Lion
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    I have the same problem attempting to push a computer certificate onto a OSX 10.8 server.


    I tried as a test unjoining the OD connection but this had disastrous effect as it would not re-establish. (maybe because its the OD Master?) - but the certificates did install.


    Is their another way to force it to use AD?


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