Signing your code

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

After you have completed all customization, it is recommended that you sign your code before distributing it. Signing your code with a digital signature assures your users that the programs are from a known source and have not been altered.

You should digitally sign your customized connection profile and any custom programs to ensure that users do not receive warnings when they install Connection Manager. Users might be prevented from installing ActiveX controls and other packages that are not signed.

For information about code signing, see Introduction to Code Signing (

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