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Does windows Vista/7 provide some sort of generic utilities and facilities to generate a non-exportable RSA/DSA key on a smart-card and sign a CSR from a smart-card?

any hints/tips/pointers appreciated.

P.S. I know about the PKCS15 as provided by OpenSC/OpenCT

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Normally smart cards for logons in Windows are handled by Active Directory Certificate Services. The Windows Server role handles the creation, issuance and PKI infrastructure to manage smart cards.

I'm not sure about a purely client-based solution however.

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