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How do certificates stored on smartcards appear in Windows Certificate Storage when the smartcard is plugged?

Certificates (not their private keys) are imported and stored in memory either by smart card CSP (cryptographic service provider) module or by vendor-provided CSP module. Once the certificate is imported, there's no way to reliably find out where it has come from. Vendor-provided modules can often be customized as for how certificates are imported and cached.

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