How can i get signtool.exe?


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    Signtool.exe is part of the windows platform SDK. If you have installed the platform sdk you can find the sign tool exe at path <INSTALL_LOCATION>\Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2\bin.


    The platform SDK can be downloaded from microsofts download pages. Here a link for downloading the whole platform SDK:

    Wednesday, May 07, 2008 9:15 AM
  • And download 4Gigs just for that couple of kb? It's easier to just download that signtool.exe file from somewhere.

    a link would do just fine!

    Saturday, July 10, 2010 9:31 PM
  • Hope that helps, feel free to share.
    • Proposed as answer by Ed_and_Eddie Saturday, November 27, 2010 7:14 AM
    Saturday, November 27, 2010 7:13 AM
  • If you use the Windows 7 Platform SDK web installer that lets you download just the components you need—so just choose the .NET developer tools and deselect everything else. I'm guessing it would work similarly for Win 2003 and 2008 platform sdks.
    • Proposed as answer by mcbsys Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:11 AM
    Thursday, February 03, 2011 1:28 AM
  • Web Installer could be okay, if it would run. Maybe it's because I am behind a firewall, so the web installer does not run when it needs to load the .cab setup files. So working direct download link would be appreciated.
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:39 AM
  • If you have Visual Studio 2015 installed,

    Start menu | All Programs | Visual Studio 2015 | Visual Studio Tools | Developer Command Prompt for VS2015

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0>signtool /?
    Usage: signtool <command> [options]

            Valid commands:
                    sign       --  Sign files using an embedded signature.
                    timestamp  --  Timestamp previously-signed files.
                    verify     --  Verify embedded or catalog signatures.
                    catdb      --  Modify a catalog database.
                    remove     --  Reduce the size of an embedded signed file.

    Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:20 PM