System Writer is Missing on Server 2012 R2


  • I have a 2012 R2 machine that has the system writer missing.  I am receiving the error below in the application log.  I have searched and search and can't seem to find a fix.

    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2
    Date:          5/17/2018 10:21:25 AM
    Event ID:      513
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A

    Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.


    TraverseDir : Unable to build file path.

    System Error:
    The data area passed to a system call is too small.

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:24 PM


  • I opened a Microsoft ticket and for us was the folder below.  We moved the files to a folder on the desktop, and restarted the crypto service, and the system writer appeared, and is working.  We eventually delete the folders because there were no English folders in that directory.


    • Marked as answer by Larkin S Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:21 PM
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:21 PM

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