CAPI2 Diagnostics Introduction

CAPI2 Diagnostics is a feature in Windows Vista that utilizes the event logging and Event Viewer to provide better logging and troubleshooting capabilities for PKI applications based on the CAPI2 API set. With CAPI2 Diagnostics, it is easier to identify the root cause of most PKI problems. The tool can reduce the time required to diagnose problems and improve the troubleshooting experience. This document as below describes CAPI2 Diagnostics and how it can be used to troubleshoot some common PKI error scenarios.


The common problems addressed in the document are:


•       Authentication failure while establishing an HTTP session over SSL

•       Failure to log on with a smart card

•       Certificate warning in Microsoft Outlook when verifying signed e-mail


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