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    Macro Security / Digital Certificates (Excel 2002 VBA)

    I would like to set macro security to medium by default, rather than to high. We have a machine which many users log onto. Each person needs to change the macro security to medium. I would like to default to medium.

    I also would like to know about digital certificates. Since this is internal only, I would like all of our machines to trust a certificate I create, without each user having to accept it. Since it is internal, I don't want to purchase a certificate. Can this be accomplished?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Macro Security / Digital Certificates (Excel 2002 VBA)

    You should be able to set the macro security level in a group policy.

    I don't know whether you can let an unauthorized (or even an authorized) certificate be trusted automatically, but my guess would be that you can't. But users only have to indicate they trust it only once, after all.

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    Re: Macro Security / Digital Certificates (Excel 2002 VBA)

    Internally, one can set up a Certificate Authorisation Server (CAS), but that defeates the purpose, as that is way more expensive than buying one, which is your only other option if you have Office XP or higher. Thawte is relatively affordable at about $199 per year.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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