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A .p7b certificate does not import correctly when you try to import it by using the Certificate Import Wizard in MMC on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
Article ID: 971510 - View products that this article applies to.
On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, you try to import the .p7b format certificate by using the Certificate Import Wizard in Microsoft Management Console (MMC). However, the certificate does not import correctly. When this issue occurs, you can experience the following symptoms:
This problem occurs because .p7b format certificates are not decoded correctly when you import .p7b format certificates from the Certificate Import Wizard in MMC.
To resolve this problem, import the certificate by using the certreq -accept command instead of using the Certificate Import Wizard in MMC.
certreq -accept Certificate.p7b
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 971510 - Last Review: July 21, 2009 - Revision: 2.1