Restoring A TDE-Enabled Database

Arun Sirpal gets started on T-SQL Tuesday a little early:

Cannot find server certificate with thumbprint ‘0xC0367AC8E9AE54538C17ACB0F63070D6FF21316A’.
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

The dreaded cannot find server certificate with thumbprint message. Why is this happening?

Read on for the solution.

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