Re: Understanding CryptoAPI "keycontainer" and "unique key container"

From: Doug Barlow (
Date: 04/26/04

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 16:09:00 GMT

> If anyone provides information on what WinOS this is relevant, I will
update the article.

If I recall correctly, the Unique Key Container was created to deal with
roaming profiles in Windows 2000. It ensured that when migrating a profile
to a computer, that any existing keys didn't get overwritten.

Doug Barlow
The Soft Pedal Shop