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  • Hi,

    I created a setup.msi file for a project that i did at work which is not a visual studio project. It's a project with some files and an .exe that is the start point of the project.

    I succeeded to do the setup.msi file from visual studio installer extension on visual studio 2019.

    The thing is , when i send it to production , the users have a windows smartscreen that appears which is problematic.

    I think i need to buy a certificate or something and put on it.

    Visual studio installer gives us an option to automaticly put the certificate on build ? If not , how can i put on my setup.msi ?

    Which certificate do i have to buy ?

    When i buy it , i can put it on many setup.msi i want ?

    Thanks for your help !

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:11 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Here are some workarounds may help you.

    1. Sign the setup.

    You can use SignTool to sign the "exe" or "msi". Here is the document you can refer to.

    Sign Setup.exe and MySetup.msi


    How to sign an app package using SignTool

    Signing your MSI with a digital signature

    2. Disable the SmartScreen Filter.

    To disable the SmartScreen, the following link may help you.

    How to Disable the SmartScreen Filter In Windows 8 or 10

    3. Download by another browser.

    Hope these can help you.



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    Thursday, August 29, 2019 1:48 AM