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Error message when you run the Encrypting File System (EFS) Wizard to create a self-signed certificate that is stored on a smart card in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and in Windows Server 2008: “No valid certificates found”

On a Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer, you run the Encrypting File System (EFS) Wizard to create a self-signed certificate that is stored on a smart card. However, the EFS Wizard cannot read the self-signed certificate. Additionally, the EFS Wizard returns the following error message:

No valid certificates found

Note: The “More information” section provides more information about how to use the EFS Wizard.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB955551.

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