Educational Software Thread, Mathtype 6.5 and Office 2007 in Technical; Has anyone figured out how to get all Macros enabled by default in Office 2007 via Group Policy (or preferably ...
10th November 2009, 03:48 PM #1
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Mathtype 6.5 and Office 2007
Has anyone figured out how to get all Macros enabled by default in Office 2007 via Group Policy (or preferably just the Macros for Mathtype 6.5)
With Mathtype installed Word, Excel etc always have their Security bar pop up with Would you like to enable macros - no one notices, the popup goes away and then no-one can print because that is apparently a macro!
Want to fix it via GPO but I seem to have tried every option in the Office 2007 .adm and cannot get it to just automatically enable macros.
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10th November 2009, 05:52 PM #2
<fx>Screams maniacally at the mention of mathtype...</fx>
This is one of the worst pieces of software I've had to deal with ...
What we did was to get the software installed and run Word; you get the "macros have been disabled" message. Click the options button and choose "trust all documents from this publisher"
This adds a certificate to your local store - you now have to get that onto each machine. I don't know how to do it with a group policy but it's easy as part of a machine startup script.
Run certmgr.msc and find the Design Science certificate - it will be under "trusted publishers". double click it and go to the details tab. Use "copy to file" to put this somewhere on a server.
Add lines like this to your startup script:
- replace the path with the one for your server etc.
if exist %windir%\mt.done goto cert_done
CertMgr.Exe -add \\server\mathtype\designscience.cer -c -s -r localMachine TrustedPublisher
11th November 2009, 09:08 AM #3
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Nearly there, but the script can't find certmgr.exe on our PCs (and neither can I!)
There is certmgr.msc but running the script like this
CertMgr.Exe -add \\*ourserver*\designscience.cer -c -s -r localMachine TrustedPublisher
just opens the console and doesn't add the certificate.
11th November 2009, 09:20 AM #4
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Looks like CertMgr.exe isn't part of a standard Windows install but should be part of .Net Framework. We have all the .Net Frameworks installed but no sign of CertMgr.exe.
11th November 2009, 09:24 AM #5
CertMgr (Windows) has the info on certmgr.exe and a link to a download for it.
We actually have certmgr.exe on the server in the same share as the certificate - stupidly, I thought that wasn't necessary any longer because somehow I have it on my local machine ...
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