Digital Signatures in WinXP


M

msrado

Hello all,

We're upgrading our desktops to Windows XP from Windows 2000. I'm
testing the behavior of some of our custom Visual Basic programs and
have noticed that I get a digital signature warning when all of our
EXEs are started. This is really annoying! It didn't happen when we
tested the apps on an XP station without the company image installed.

Is the digital signature checking a setting in XP that can be turned
off or decreased from HIGH to MEDIUM?

If I have to live with signature checking, how can I get my VB apps a
signature? I don't want to pay VeriSign so that my users can run
software that we own! Is there another alternative?

Thanks in advance!
Robin
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Description of digital certificates
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q206637/

Using SelfCert to Create a Digital Certificate for VBA Projects
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q217221/

Driver Signing Registry Values Cannot Be Modified Directly in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298503/

Using SelfCert to Create Digital Certificates in a Network Environment
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=194

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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:

| Hello all,
|
| We're upgrading our desktops to Windows XP from Windows 2000. I'm
| testing the behavior of some of our custom Visual Basic programs and
| have noticed that I get a digital signature warning when all of our
| EXEs are started. This is really annoying! It didn't happen when we
| tested the apps on an XP station without the company image installed.
|
| Is the digital signature checking a setting in XP that can be turned
| off or decreased from HIGH to MEDIUM?
|
| If I have to live with signature checking, how can I get my VB apps a
| signature? I don't want to pay VeriSign so that my users can run
| software that we own! Is there another alternative?
|
| Thanks in advance!
| Robin
 
M

msrado

Hi Carey,

Thanks for the information. The VBA references don't apply to my case,
though, since I'm not using VBA for my programming. I'm using VB6 to
create EXE files. How would I associate Visual Basic EXEs with a
certificate?

I appreciate the reference to using certificates in a network
environment.

Regards,
Robin
 
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