I'm trying to set up a SharePoint Foundation 2010 farm on my local Windows 10 machine in order to make a dev copy of our production site. I have SQL Server 2012 installed, and I point the configuration utility at the localhost instance. During step 3 of the install, it fails citing the following error:

Failed to create the confuguration database.

An exception of type System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException was thrown. Additional exception information: Keyset does not exist (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80090016)

I have looked around at possible solutions, and the only real one I found that I can understand is to set the permissions on one of my local folders. That hasn't helped. Has anyone else run into this issue?

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    If you're going to down vote this question, please offer feedback or try to answer the question. People use this forum for help and guidance, and drive-by down voting with no explanation offers neither.
    – Christine
    Feb 22 '16 at 23:57
  • Why not setup a virtual machine on windows 10?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Feb 23 '16 at 0:42
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    Because the organization I'm working for doesn't have VMWare.
    – Christine
    Feb 23 '16 at 0:48
  • What hyper v which windows product
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Feb 23 '16 at 1:11
  • As I said in the OP, Windows 10. And, what is a Hyper V?
    – Christine
    Feb 23 '16 at 19:48

This is a cryptographic error. You will need to set permissions on a the crypto keys folder:


The folder is located at:




Alternatively, go into computer certificates and grant access to a specific certificate.

  • This didn't fix the issue. I granted Everyone Full Access to that folder and I still get the same error. Granted, when I tried to apply the new permission, I got an error on one of the files saying "Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied."
    – Christine
    Feb 23 '16 at 21:33
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    UPDATE: While performing the step mentioned above, I was getting an error saying "Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied." I then found this, which allowed me to finally finish creation of my Farm: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-security/…
    – Christine
    Feb 23 '16 at 21:57

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