How to Fix error message 0x8007054b Event ID 15 “Certificate Enrollment…”.

Eliminate error message 0x8007054b Event ID 15 "Certificate Enrollment...".

If you encounter an error message with the code 0x8007054b (Event ID 15) in your event log, it usually means there’s a problem with your computer’s DNS settings.

Before digging deeper into the issue, ensuring your DNS settings are right is a good idea. If they are, you can try the following steps that have helped others eliminate this error.


The exact error message in the event log is as follows:

Type: error
Source: Automatic registration
Category: None
Event ID: 15
Date: date
Time: time
User: Not applicable
Computer: computer name
Description: Automatic certificate enrollment for Local System failed to connect to Active Directory (0x8007054b). The specified domain does not exist, or a connection could not be established. Registration is not carried out.


To fix the error, please do the following:

  1. Click on Start, then on Run, and enter the command gpedit. msc and then press [EINGABETASTE].
  2. In the left pane, expand Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, and Public Key Policies.
  3. Double-click Auto-Registration Setting.
  4. Click Do not register certificates automatically.
  5. OK.
  6. Then repeat steps 2 through 5. But in step 2, User Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, and Public Key Policies.
  7. Then please close the Group Policy window.
  8. Restart the PC
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The error should be fixed and no longer appear in the event log.

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