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.

Be sure Allow Trusted Locations on my network is checked if adding your personal network space.

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.)