SCENARIO 1 - HTTP 403.16 error
If IIS is not configured to use a CTL, SSL client certificate authentication will fail with the 403.16 error condition. This error occurs because SChannel.dll wrongly considers the client certificate to be untrusted. (NOTE: Having no CTL in use is the default configuration of IIS 8.0. This is configured by having no SendTrustedIssuerList present or by setting SendTrustedIssuerList=0).
In this scenario, the IIS log typically shows a value of 2148204809 in the sc-win32-status field. This translates to error code 0x800b0109, which is defined as CERT_E_UNTRUSTEDROOT.
SCENARIO 2 - HTTP 403.7 error
If IIS is configured to use a CTL (SendTrustedIssuerList=1), client certificate authentication fails with the 403.7 error condition. This error occurs because the CTL sent by IIS does not contain the Trusted Root Certificate for the user's client certificate, therefore Internet Explorer is not able to present the user with any valid client certificates to choose from.
You may consider using the powershell script provided in the above article to detect the non-self-signed certificates installed in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store.
Article ID: 2802568 - Last Review: Jan 25, 2013 - Revision: 1