Component Object Model (COM) Error – CERTSRV_E_NO_VALID_KRA 0x8009400B

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “CERTSRV_E_NO_VALID_KRA 0x8009400B” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

Cannot archive private key. The certification authority could not verify one or more key recovery certificates.