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Sharepoint 2010 configuration fails at step3 after a while

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 03, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I submitted to another post that has a simular issue than be but not entirely the same. Below is my problem: All the pre-reqs for SP2010 installed good, the installation went well without any problems but when I start the configuration it fails after a while at step 3(Configuring the content db's). Two db's gets created. Sharepoint_Config and Sharepoint_AdminContent_[guid]. Below is the error in the log file after the config has failed. Task configdb has failed with an unknown exception 09/03/2010 17:33:12  9  ERR                          Exception: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80090016): Keyset does not exist (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80090016)    at Microsoft.Web.Administration.Interop.AppHostWritableAdminManager.CommitChanges()    at Microsoft.Web.Administration.Configuration.CommitChanges()    at Microsoft.Web.Administration.ConfigurationManager.CommitChanges()    at Microsoft.Web.Administration.ServerManager.CommitChanges()    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisServerManager.CommitChanges(ApplyChanges applyChanges)    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisProvisioningAssistant.ProvisionApplicationPool(String name, SecurityIdentifier sid, Strin

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