Certificate Import Error – ‘Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005’

KB ID 0000818 Dtd 21/05/13


Seen on Windows Server 2012 when trying to complete a certificate request.

HResult 0x80070005

There was an error while trying to perform this operation
Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))


1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to;


Note: ProgramData is a hidden folder.

2. Open the folder properties > Security > Advanced > Permissions.

Certificate Permissions

3. Make sure the Administrators group, has the following rights to ‘This folder, subfolders, and files’ > Full control.

Admiistrators Certificate Rights

4. Make sure the Everyone group, has the following rights to ‘This folder only’ > Select ‘Show advanced permissions’.

List folder/read data>

Read attributes

Read extended attributes

Create folders/append data

Write attributes

Write extended attributes

Read permissions

Everyone Certificate Rights


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