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:
- The imported certificate does not have a private key
associated with it.
- The certificate request object in the Certificate Request
- The Certificate Import Wizard completes without displaying
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
command instead of using the Certificate Import Wizard in MMC.Example:
certreq -accept Certificate.p7b
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
in the "Applies to" section.