Unsigned macros or macros signed with an untrusted certificate will not work on the WPI network or a WPI owned machine.
- To safely use macros at WPI, we require adding a Trusted Location to all applications on all computers, including lab or podium computers.
- To share macros with others outside of WPI, we recommend digitally signing your macro so that others are assured your files do not contain malicious programming.
Create a Trusted Location:
Add, remove or change a trusted location within each application where you use macros using the instructions provided by Microsoft (Actions).
We recommend creating the trusted location in your personal network space at (\\storage.wpi.edu\HOME\My_Documents) which is backed-up on a regular basis.
Digitally Sign a Macro:
When you create macros, the availability of those macros depends on the security settings on the user's machine.
Digitally sign a macro using the instructions provided by Microsoft (Actions). Doing so informs the system it is coming from a trusted source and that it hasn't been tampered with for malicious purposes. (Similar to product safety seals on some consumer foods and pharmaceuticals.)