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Unknown Publisher for Windows Installer Package

I used Visual Studio 2005 to create a "Windows Installer Package". When
I ran the package on a Windows XP computer, I got a warning -- "Unknown
publisher".

My question is: what steps do I need to take to get rid of the warning?
I do not want to my customers to warnings like this.

Thanks

Charles Zhang
Jan 20 '07 #1
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Hi Charles,

You've mentionded that you used Visual Studio 2005 to create a "Windows
Installer Package". Do you mean you create a Setup project in VS2005?

I have performed tests on Windows Server 2003 and Vista, and I didn't see
the problem--warning about 'Unknown Publisher' in my tests. I will perform
a test on Windows XP later.

As for your question about how to get rid of the warning, I think you may
have a try signing your 'Windows Installer Package' with a certificate
using the 'signtool' .NET Framework command and then store the certificate
to the client machine.

Hope this helps.
Sincerely,
Linda Liu
Microsoft Online Community Support

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Jan 22 '07 #2
Thank you very much for your response.

I think you did not get 'Unknown Publisher' warning because you
installed it on the same computer as it was built.

But you did point to me the right direction to get rid of the warning.

Charles Zhang
Linda Liu [MSFT] wrote:
Hi Charles,

You've mentionded that you used Visual Studio 2005 to create a "Windows
Installer Package". Do you mean you create a Setup project in VS2005?

I have performed tests on Windows Server 2003 and Vista, and I didn't see
the problem--warning about 'Unknown Publisher' in my tests. I will perform
a test on Windows XP later.

As for your question about how to get rid of the warning, I think you may
have a try signing your 'Windows Installer Package' with a certificate
using the 'signtool' .NET Framework command and then store the certificate
to the client machine.

Hope this helps.
Sincerely,
Linda Liu
Microsoft Online Community Support

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Note: The MSDN Managed Newsgroup support offering is for non-urgent issues
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Engineer within 1 business day is acceptable. Please note that each follow
up response may take approximately 2 business days as the support
professional working with you may need further investigation to reach the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for situations
that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are best
handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by contacting
Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
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