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April 13, 2004 1:58:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

I am trying to trust a code signed certificate so that
uses are not prompted when opening Word documents with
VBA Code (macros) embedded. I have succesfully created
a .reg file that enters the certificate information as a
binary entry in the registry at
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted]. Is it
possible to write an adm file and use Group Policy to
push this out to all users? Anyone have a good source for
writing adm files? Is there another easier way to do
this? Thanks

Robert
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 2:02:22 PM

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Try these:

Advanced topic: Creating custom .adm files:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...

To add or remove an Administrative Template (.adm file):
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...


--
Derek Melber
BrainCore.Net
derekm@braincore.net
"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1bede01c42178$9cf65d00$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I am trying to trust a code signed certificate so that
> uses are not prompted when opening Word documents with
> VBA Code (macros) embedded. I have succesfully created
> a .reg file that enters the certificate information as a
> binary entry in the registry at
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted]. Is it
> possible to write an adm file and use Group Policy to
> push this out to all users? Anyone have a good source for
> writing adm files? Is there another easier way to do
> this? Thanks
>
> Robert
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 2:22:21 PM

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Derek,
I appreciate the answer. Looking at the first topic
it seems to be geared towards string entries. I do not
see any references to the binary type. I wish there was
some examples and MS made this easier. Based on this
documentation, I do not think I can write the adm file.
Do you know of any source with more examples?

thanks

Robert

>-----Original Message-----
>Try these:
>
>Advanced topic: Creating custom .adm files:
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
/default.asp?
url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/sag_SPconcepts_34.ht
m
>
>To add or remove an Administrative Template (.adm file):
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
/default.asp?
url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/gptext_addtemplate.h
tm
>
>
>--
>Derek Melber
>BrainCore.Net
>derekm@braincore.net
>"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:1bede01c42178$9cf65d00$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> I am trying to trust a code signed certificate so that
>> uses are not prompted when opening Word documents with
>> VBA Code (macros) embedded. I have succesfully created
>> a .reg file that enters the certificate information as
a
>> binary entry in the registry at
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted]. Is
it
>> possible to write an adm file and use Group Policy to
>> push this out to all users? Anyone have a good source
for
>> writing adm files? Is there another easier way to do
>> this? Thanks
>>
>> Robert
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
April 13, 2004 2:31:16 PM

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Your best bet for samples is to use the default ADM templates. Just search
in the INF folder of your DC or client computer. the system.adm is about the
longest one.

What is the value data you need to input for the Registry value?

--
Derek Melber
BrainCore.Net
derekm@braincore.net
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1bf6201c4217b$e162d060$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Derek,
> I appreciate the answer. Looking at the first topic
> it seems to be geared towards string entries. I do not
> see any references to the binary type. I wish there was
> some examples and MS made this easier. Based on this
> documentation, I do not think I can write the adm file.
> Do you know of any source with more examples?
>
> thanks
>
> Robert
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Try these:
> >
> >Advanced topic: Creating custom .adm files:
> >http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
> /default.asp?
> url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/sag_SPconcepts_34.ht
> m
> >
> >To add or remove an Administrative Template (.adm file):
> >http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
> /default.asp?
> url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/gptext_addtemplate.h
> tm
> >
> >
> >--
> >Derek Melber
> >BrainCore.Net
> >derekm@braincore.net
> >"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >news:1bede01c42178$9cf65d00$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> I am trying to trust a code signed certificate so that
> >> uses are not prompted when opening Word documents with
> >> VBA Code (macros) embedded. I have succesfully created
> >> a .reg file that enters the certificate information as
> a
> >> binary entry in the registry at
> >> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted]. Is
> it
> >> possible to write an adm file and use Group Policy to
> >> push this out to all users? Anyone have a good source
> for
> >> writing adm files? Is there another easier way to do
> >> this? Thanks
> >>
> >> Robert
> >
> >
> >.
> >
April 13, 2004 3:21:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Derek,
Thanks for the advice. I have tried the office 2000
Resource Kit and looked at the Word9.adm file which you
think would be close. I failed miserably. There is no
binary data in it. I guess it is beyond my abilitiies. I
will take a look at the system.adm file tonight.

The data is hex/binary data. The document at
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/off...
2000/maintain/security/o2ksec.mspx#XSLTsection124121120120
explains it. Here is the contents of the .reg file that
does the same thing except i changed the data being
extremely paranoid:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted]
"User, Robert
M."=hex:34,3d,b7,e2,5a,24,64,f3,95,41,2c,4d,7e,32,44,55,66
,\
77,88,99

Thanks

Robert


>-----Original Message-----
>Your best bet for samples is to use the default ADM
templates. Just search
>in the INF folder of your DC or client computer. the
system.adm is about the
>longest one.
>
>What is the value data you need to input for the
Registry value?
>
>--
>Derek Melber
>BrainCore.Net
>derekm@braincore.net
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:1bf6201c4217b$e162d060$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> Derek,
>> I appreciate the answer. Looking at the first
topic
>> it seems to be geared towards string entries. I do not
>> see any references to the binary type. I wish there was
>> some examples and MS made this easier. Based on this
>> documentation, I do not think I can write the adm file.
>> Do you know of any source with more examples?
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> Robert
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Try these:
>> >
>> >Advanced topic: Creating custom .adm files:
>>
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
>> /default.asp?
>>
url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/sag_SPconcepts_34.ht
>> m
>> >
>> >To add or remove an Administrative Template (.adm
file):
>>
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
>> /default.asp?
>>
url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/gptext_addtemplate.h
>> tm
>> >
>> >
>> >--
>> >Derek Melber
>> >BrainCore.Net
>> >derekm@braincore.net
>> >"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in
>> message
>> >news:1bede01c42178$9cf65d00$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> I am trying to trust a code signed certificate so
that
>> >> uses are not prompted when opening Word documents
with
>> >> VBA Code (macros) embedded. I have succesfully
created
>> >> a .reg file that enters the certificate information
as
>> a
>> >> binary entry in the registry at
>> >> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted].
Is
>> it
>> >> possible to write an adm file and use Group Policy
to
>> >> push this out to all users? Anyone have a good
source
>> for
>> >> writing adm files? Is there another easier way to do
>> >> this? Thanks
>> >>
>> >> Robert
>> >
>> >
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 3:45:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

have you considered customizing the sceregvl.inf file? This updates the
security portion of he GPO.

--
Derek Melber
BrainCore.Net
derekm@braincore.net
"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1bf9501c42184$1c412e90$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Derek,
> Thanks for the advice. I have tried the office 2000
> Resource Kit and looked at the Word9.adm file which you
> think would be close. I failed miserably. There is no
> binary data in it. I guess it is beyond my abilitiies. I
> will take a look at the system.adm file tonight.
>
> The data is hex/binary data. The document at
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/off...
> 2000/maintain/security/o2ksec.mspx#XSLTsection124121120120
> explains it. Here is the contents of the .reg file that
> does the same thing except i changed the data being
> extremely paranoid:
>
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted]
> "User, Robert
> M."=hex:34,3d,b7,e2,5a,24,64,f3,95,41,2c,4d,7e,32,44,55,66
> ,\
> 77,88,99
>
> Thanks
>
> Robert
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Your best bet for samples is to use the default ADM
> templates. Just search
> >in the INF folder of your DC or client computer. the
> system.adm is about the
> >longest one.
> >
> >What is the value data you need to input for the
> Registry value?
> >
> >--
> >Derek Melber
> >BrainCore.Net
> >derekm@braincore.net
> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >news:1bf6201c4217b$e162d060$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> >> Derek,
> >> I appreciate the answer. Looking at the first
> topic
> >> it seems to be geared towards string entries. I do not
> >> see any references to the binary type. I wish there was
> >> some examples and MS made this easier. Based on this
> >> documentation, I do not think I can write the adm file.
> >> Do you know of any source with more examples?
> >>
> >> thanks
> >>
> >> Robert
> >>
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >Try these:
> >> >
> >> >Advanced topic: Creating custom .adm files:
> >>
> >http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
> >> /default.asp?
> >>
> url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/sag_SPconcepts_34.ht
> >> m
> >> >
> >> >To add or remove an Administrative Template (.adm
> file):
> >>
> >http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
> >> /default.asp?
> >>
> url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/gptext_addtemplate.h
> >> tm
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >--
> >> >Derek Melber
> >> >BrainCore.Net
> >> >derekm@braincore.net
> >> >"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> in
> >> message
> >> >news:1bede01c42178$9cf65d00$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> I am trying to trust a code signed certificate so
> that
> >> >> uses are not prompted when opening Word documents
> with
> >> >> VBA Code (macros) embedded. I have succesfully
> created
> >> >> a .reg file that enters the certificate information
> as
> >> a
> >> >> binary entry in the registry at
> >> >> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted].
> Is
> >> it
> >> >> possible to write an adm file and use Group Policy
> to
> >> >> push this out to all users? Anyone have a good
> source
> >> for
> >> >> writing adm files? Is there another easier way to do
> >> >> this? Thanks
> >> >>
> >> >> Robert
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >.
> >> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >
April 13, 2004 4:09:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Derek,
Thansk for the suggestion. I will try it on my PC.
After I change it then what do i have to do?

Robert


>-----Original Message-----
>have you considered customizing the sceregvl.inf file?
This updates the
>security portion of he GPO.
>
>--
>Derek Melber
>BrainCore.Net
>derekm@braincore.net
>"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:1bf9501c42184$1c412e90$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> Derek,
>> Thanks for the advice. I have tried the office 2000
>> Resource Kit and looked at the Word9.adm file which you
>> think would be close. I failed miserably. There is no
>> binary data in it. I guess it is beyond my
abilitiies. I
>> will take a look at the system.adm file tonight.
>>
>> The data is hex/binary data. The document at
>>
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/off...
>>
2000/maintain/security/o2ksec.mspx#XSLTsection124121120120
>> explains it. Here is the contents of the .reg file
that
>> does the same thing except i changed the data being
>> extremely paranoid:
>>
>> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>>
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted]
>> "User, Robert
>>
M."=hex:34,3d,b7,e2,5a,24,64,f3,95,41,2c,4d,7e,32,44,55,66
>> ,\
>> 77,88,99
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Robert
>>
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Your best bet for samples is to use the default ADM
>> templates. Just search
>> >in the INF folder of your DC or client computer. the
>> system.adm is about the
>> >longest one.
>> >
>> >What is the value data you need to input for the
>> Registry value?
>> >
>> >--
>> >Derek Melber
>> >BrainCore.Net
>> >derekm@braincore.net
>> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >news:1bf6201c4217b$e162d060$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> Derek,
>> >> I appreciate the answer. Looking at the first
>> topic
>> >> it seems to be geared towards string entries. I do
not
>> >> see any references to the binary type. I wish there
was
>> >> some examples and MS made this easier. Based on this
>> >> documentation, I do not think I can write the adm
file.
>> >> Do you know of any source with more examples?
>> >>
>> >> thanks
>> >>
>> >> Robert
>> >>
>> >> >-----Original Message-----
>> >> >Try these:
>> >> >
>> >> >Advanced topic: Creating custom .adm files:
>> >>
>>
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
>> >> /default.asp?
>> >>
>>
url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/sag_SPconcepts_34.ht
>> >> m
>> >> >
>> >> >To add or remove an Administrative Template (.adm
>> file):
>> >>
>>
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
>> >> /default.asp?
>> >>
>>
url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/gptext_addtemplate.h
>> >> tm
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >--
>> >> >Derek Melber
>> >> >BrainCore.Net
>> >> >derekm@braincore.net
>> >> >"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote
>> in
>> >> message
>> >> >news:1bede01c42178$9cf65d00$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> >> I am trying to trust a code signed certificate so
>> that
>> >> >> uses are not prompted when opening Word documents
>> with
>> >> >> VBA Code (macros) embedded. I have succesfully
>> created
>> >> >> a .reg file that enters the certificate
information
>> as
>> >> a
>> >> >> binary entry in the registry at
>> >> >>
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted].
>> Is
>> >> it
>> >> >> possible to write an adm file and use Group
Policy
>> to
>> >> >> push this out to all users? Anyone have a good
>> source
>> >> for
>> >> >> writing adm files? Is there another easier way
to do
>> >> >> this? Thanks
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Robert
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >.
>> >> >
>> >
>> >
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 7:01:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

I think this will be all you need:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=214752

--
Derek Melber
BrainCore.Net
derekm@braincore.net
"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1c46801c4218a$ca546af0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> Derek,
> Thansk for the suggestion. I will try it on my PC.
> After I change it then what do i have to do?
>
> Robert
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >have you considered customizing the sceregvl.inf file?
> This updates the
> >security portion of he GPO.
> >
> >--
> >Derek Melber
> >BrainCore.Net
> >derekm@braincore.net
> >"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >news:1bf9501c42184$1c412e90$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> Derek,
> >> Thanks for the advice. I have tried the office 2000
> >> Resource Kit and looked at the Word9.adm file which you
> >> think would be close. I failed miserably. There is no
> >> binary data in it. I guess it is beyond my
> abilitiies. I
> >> will take a look at the system.adm file tonight.
> >>
> >> The data is hex/binary data. The document at
> >>
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/off...
> >>
> 2000/maintain/security/o2ksec.mspx#XSLTsection124121120120
> >> explains it. Here is the contents of the .reg file
> that
> >> does the same thing except i changed the data being
> >> extremely paranoid:
> >>
> >> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> >>
> >> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted]
> >> "User, Robert
> >>
> M."=hex:34,3d,b7,e2,5a,24,64,f3,95,41,2c,4d,7e,32,44,55,66
> >> ,\
> >> 77,88,99
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> Robert
> >>
> >>
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >Your best bet for samples is to use the default ADM
> >> templates. Just search
> >> >in the INF folder of your DC or client computer. the
> >> system.adm is about the
> >> >longest one.
> >> >
> >> >What is the value data you need to input for the
> >> Registry value?
> >> >
> >> >--
> >> >Derek Melber
> >> >BrainCore.Net
> >> >derekm@braincore.net
> >> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >news:1bf6201c4217b$e162d060$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> Derek,
> >> >> I appreciate the answer. Looking at the first
> >> topic
> >> >> it seems to be geared towards string entries. I do
> not
> >> >> see any references to the binary type. I wish there
> was
> >> >> some examples and MS made this easier. Based on this
> >> >> documentation, I do not think I can write the adm
> file.
> >> >> Do you know of any source with more examples?
> >> >>
> >> >> thanks
> >> >>
> >> >> Robert
> >> >>
> >> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >> >Try these:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Advanced topic: Creating custom .adm files:
> >> >>
> >>
> >http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
> >> >> /default.asp?
> >> >>
> >>
> url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/sag_SPconcepts_34.ht
> >> >> m
> >> >> >
> >> >> >To add or remove an Administrative Template (.adm
> >> file):
> >> >>
> >>
> >http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/he...
> >> >> /default.asp?
> >> >>
> >>
> url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/gptext_addtemplate.h
> >> >> tm
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >--
> >> >> >Derek Melber
> >> >> >BrainCore.Net
> >> >> >derekm@braincore.net
> >> >> >"Robert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote
> >> in
> >> >> message
> >> >> >news:1bede01c42178$9cf65d00$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> I am trying to trust a code signed certificate so
> >> that
> >> >> >> uses are not prompted when opening Word documents
> >> with
> >> >> >> VBA Code (macros) embedded. I have succesfully
> >> created
> >> >> >> a .reg file that enters the certificate
> information
> >> as
> >> >> a
> >> >> >> binary entry in the registry at
> >> >> >>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Trusted].
> >> Is
> >> >> it
> >> >> >> possible to write an adm file and use Group
> Policy
> >> to
> >> >> >> push this out to all users? Anyone have a good
> >> source
> >> >> for
> >> >> >> writing adm files? Is there another easier way
> to do
> >> >> >> this? Thanks
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Robert
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >.
> >> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >.
> >> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >
!