Certificates are unusable when you import a PFX file to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Personal Information Exchange (.pfx) file that contains certificates and private key information.
  • The private key information contains the cryptographic service provider (CSP) name.
  • The CSP name in the .pfx file does not match the case of the registered CSP name.
In this scenario, after you import the .pfx file to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, the operating system cannot use the certificate correctly. When an application tries to use a certificate that is included in the .pfx file, error code 0x80090014 is returned to the application.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 assume that the CSP name in the .pfx file is a Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) provider. However, this assumption is not true. Therefore, the private key is imported incorrectly and the certificate is unusable.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must run one of the following:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista file information note


The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separatelyMUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Crypt32.dll6.0.6001.22428978,43208-May-200913:10x86
Crypt32.dll6.0.6002.22131978,43208-May-200913:03x86
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Crypt32.dll6.0.6001.224282,373,63208-May-200914:19IA-64
Crypt32.dll6.0.6002.221312,373,63208-May-200912:45IA-64
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Crypt32.dll6.0.6001.224281,255,93608-May-200913:25x64
Crypt32.dll6.0.6002.221311,259,52008-May-200912:54x64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

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Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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Properties

Article ID: 970730 - Last Review: October 6, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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