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Set trusted publisher options

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To set trusted publisher options

  1. Open Software Restriction Policies.

  2. Double-click Trusted Publishers.

  3. Click the users that you want to decide which certificates will be trusted, and then click OK.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open Software Restriction Policies, see "Open Software Restriction Policies" in Related Topics.

  • It may be necessary to create a new software restriction policy setting for the Group Policy object (GPO) if you have not already done so. For information about how to create new software restriction policies, see Related Topics.

  • You can use this procedure to determine whether users, local administrators, or enterprise administrators can add trusted publishers. For example, you can use this tool to prevent users from making trust decisions about publishers of ActiveX controls.

  • Local computer administrators have the right to specify trusted publishers on the local computer, while enterprise administrators have the right to specify trusted publishers on an organizational-unit level.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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