0x80094801 – the request contains no certificate template information

On my Windows 2008 (AD) Certificate services console I get this error message when I try to add a Web Server Certificate Request file.

0x80094801 – the request contains no certificate template information

The solution is to import the Certificate Request in command line with CertReq tool.  Use the following command to import your Certificate Request file.

certreq -submit -attrib "CertificateTemplate:WebServer" <Cert Request.req>

If the template is different, find the correct template name in “Certificate Authority” console. If you don’t find it, you may have to add the template before you try importing the request file.

22 thoughts on “0x80094801 – the request contains no certificate template information

  1. Thank you very much for this info. I couldn’t find this anywhere on Technet. In fact, they tell you to use an enterprise CA to resolve this…. Your resolution wored perfectly!!!

  2. This got me a little farther along but now I get an error for Access was denied by the remote endpoint. Any suggestions?

      1. Thank you. I am running the command from an admin command prompt from the CA server. Windows 2008 R2.

      2. I verified the command is being run from admin prompt. Still receiving error.

      3. If you open the certificate template properties security tab, does your account listed with Full control or at least Enroll? (Open Certificate Authority console, go to Server –> Certificate Templates, right click on Certificate Templates and select manage. Find the template and double click to open, to go Security tab)

        If not, give yourself the permission to Enroll (or Full control), then try again.

  3. Try this if you have trouble. Rename to cert request.req and put in C: drive
    certreq -submit -attrib “CertificateTemplate:WebServer” C:\”Cert Request.req”

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