I am trying to install Sitecore 10.1 through SIF but I am getting the below exception..

Cannot retrieve the dynamic parameters for the cmdlet. Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Source'. The " Test-Path $_ -Type Leaf " validation script for the argument with value ".\createcert.json" did not return a result of True. Determine why the validation script failed, and then try the command again.


I was able to resolve this issue by removing all Sitecore 10.1 related certificates from mmc and start the setup again.


  1. From Run window type mmc and hit ok
  2. From file menu, click on "Add or Remove Snap-Ins"
  3. Select Certificates and click "Add" and then "Ok"
  4. Expand "Personal" folder and click on "Certificates"
  5. Search for any existing certificates that are related to Sitecore 10.1
  6. Delete those certificates.

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