Windows agent doesn t request any certificates from puppet master

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I am using a Windows agent and I'm unable to establish a communication between the master and agent.

My puppet server is a centos and agent is Win Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64-bit).

When i try connecting to the Puppet server, i get only the following output:

C:\Windows\system32>puppet agent --test
Exiting; no certificate found and waitforcert is disabled

When im trying to telnet ,its successful on port 8140.

my puppet cert list doesn't show anything.

Here's my puppet.conf file

certname =
server =
user = pe-puppet
group = pe-puppet
environment_timeout = 0
app_management = true
module_groups = base+pe_only
environmentpath = /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments
codedir = /etc/puppetlabs/code
graph = true
node_terminus = classifier
storeconfigs = true
storeconfigs_backend = puppetdb
reports = puppetdb
certname =
always_cache_features = true

Aug 5, 2019 in Puppet by Karan
• 19,610 points

1 answer to this question.

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Exiting; no certificate found and waitforcert is disabled means that the client has already generated a CSR. If it's got a CSR, then it won't try to generate another. However, if somehow the CSR didn't make it to the master, then the master won't know about it and the agent won't try again because it's got a CSR already.

To resolve the above, remove the SSL dir on the agent and then try running puppet again.

When i removed the SSL dir (C:\ProgramData\PuppetLabs\puppet\etc\ssl) as per above suggestion and ran puppet command again, it worked for me.

answered Aug 5, 2019 by Sirajul
• 59,230 points

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