Packaging a certificate


I am packaging a Microsoft Certificate - certnew.p7b.

I created a snapshot to see what happens - it places some keys in HKCU. I don't think a snapshot will work because on each machine they're installed, the registry keys are different, so therefore using the same keys form the snapshot is not a good idea.

Has anyone packaged a certificate? I was thinking maybe the way to do this is to include the file in the MSI, and have a custom action that somehow runs the file on each individual machine after install, or just import it into the Certificate in MMC?

Any advice would be appreciated,



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Posted by: oreillyr 13 years ago
Fifth Degree Brown Belt
Hi Meic,

There is an exe called certmanager.exe which is used in a similar manner to DPinst.exe for drivers. i have not used it myself so a bit of googling should get you more info :)
Posted by: Meic 13 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt
oreillyr - thanks, great stuff - having googled certmanager.exe, eventually came up with this: (in case anyone may be interested)

Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
Glad you found what you needed. Can you now delete the 2 other posts you made earlier? And note that you can edit posts here, you don't need to re-post.
Posted by: jmcfadyen 13 years ago
5th Degree Black Belt
careful with certs some of them need to be installed per user and some per machine depending on the cert.

as such on the odd occassion you may need to run active setup to run for each user on the box. (this is unlikely but causes a massive time drain tracking the problem when required)
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