Using Macros on the WPI Network

This article explains how to add a trusted location to use macros at WPI.
Unsigned macros or macros signed with an untrusted certificate will not work on the WPI network or a WPI owned machine.
  • To safely use macros at WPI, we require adding a Trusted Location to all applications on all computers, including lab or podium computers.
  • To share macros with others outside of WPI, we recommend digitally signing your macro so that others are assured your files do not contain malicious programming.

Create a Trusted Location:

Add, remove or change a trusted location within each application where you use macros using the instructions provided by Microsoft (Actions). We recommend creating the trusted location in your personal network space at (\\storage.wpi.edu\HOME\My_Documents) which is backed-up on a regular basis.

Be sure "Allow Trusted Locations on my network" is checked if adding your personal network space.

Digitally Sign a Macro:

When you create macros and share them with others, the availability of those macros depends on the security settings on the user's machine.

Digitally sign a macro using the instructions provided by Microsoft (Actions). Doing so informs a user it is coming from a trusted source and that it hasn't been tampered with for malicious purposes. (Similar to product safety seals on some consumer foods and pharmaceuticals.)

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