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# Monday, 10 December 2012

Much more because I tend to forget these things all the time than anything else:

NET Stop certsvc
Net Start certsvc

then you can create a INF file with the following:


Subject="CN=<your real hostname here>"


CertificateTemplate="<your templatename here>"

SAN="DNS==<your real hostname here>&DNS=<hostname1>&DNS=<hostname2>"


Monday, 10 December 2012 14:17:28 (Mitteleuropäische Zeit, UTC+01:00)  #    -
CA | Certificates | Registry
# Wednesday, 11 August 2010

If you are working with (b)leeding edge technologies like Outlook 2007, and you have to create plugins that are to be installed for ALL users on a machine you might want to read this:

The one line I overread for (very) a long time said:

"in order for the instruction to execute we need to make sure that HKLM's Count value is different from HKCU's Count value"

So you create your settings staring with something like:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\User Settings\<you_name_it>]



[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\User Settings\<you_name_it>\Create\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\AddIns\<you_name_it_again>]

"Description"="My Fancy Plugin"

"FriendlyName"="My Fancy Plugin"


"Manifest"="[TARGETDIR]My Fancy Plugin.vsto|vstolocal"


This works perfectly unless you need to change things. Nothing gets provisioned if you just modify, lets say, the description. The following entry is causing office to ignore our

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\User Settings\<you_name_it>]


Provisiong only starts when the values are different, so delete the HKCU key or change its value.


Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:14:43 (Mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit, UTC+02:00)  #    -
# Monday, 03 May 2010

Registry files can be fun, and everyone knows how to add things to the registry via reg files.

But you can also remove entries;

Prefix the key with '-' to remove it, set the value to '-' to remove it.


[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Foo] will remove the complete key 'Foo'.




will leave the key 'Foo' and remove the value 'Bar'

Keep in mind:

The registry is a central element in windows. Messing around with it may cause unpredictabele results and the whole system may fail.

So pleas double check what you are doing to the registry!!!


Monday, 03 May 2010 14:20:49 (Mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit, UTC+02:00)  #    -
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