Azure CloudService Deployment "Keyset does not exist"
Deploy Azure cloudservice failed, and Microsoft Azure Activity Log shows the following message：
15:45:39 - Checking for Remote Desktop certificate... 15:45:40 - Applying Diagnostics extension. 15:46:03 - Applying remote desktop protocol (RDP) extension. 15:46:03 - Keyset does not exist.
It seems that the problem is caused by the certificate which is used to encrypt the user credentials of RDP.
First, I found the corresponding certificate in ServiceConfiguration.Cloud.cscfg (hiding the thumbprint):
<Certificate name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.PasswordEncryption" thumbprint="XXXXX" thumbprintAlgorithm="sha1" />
If the certificate is not installed, the error message should be:
16:59:15 - Applying Diagnostics extension. 16:59:40 - Applying remote desktop protocol (RDP) extension. 16:59:40 - Certificate with thumbprint XXXX doesn't exist.
However, I checked the certificate by certmgr.msc and found it in personalfolder.
Just have a try, delete it, re-import the certificate, and redeploy the cloudservice, it works!