Note If you set ForceDefaultProfile to 1 and do not have any valid certificates, the above prompt is displayed.
This behavior helps alert you when there is a problem with your certificate. Consider the following scenario.
- You have digital certificates for both business and personal use.
- The digital certificate for business use is configured as the default.
- Outlook detects an error with the certificate that you use for business.
By default, Outlook automatically switches to use the digital certificate that you created for personal use. Without a prompt, you may inadvertently use your personal certificate for signing and encrypting email messages.
To set the ForceDefaultProfile registry value, use the following steps:
- Exit Outlook.
- Start Registry Editor.
In Windows Vista or in Windows 7: Click Start , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
In Windows XP: Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click
- Locate and then right-click the following registry subkey:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\x.0\Outlook\SecurityNote: x.0in the above registry key represents your Outlook version. Please use one of the following values.
Outlook 2010: 14.0
Outlook 2007: 12.0
Outlook 2003: 11.0
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type ForceDefaultProfile, and then press Enter.
- Right-click ForceDefaultProfile, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
- Exit Registry Editor.
Article ID: 2734219 - Last Review: 11 Jul 2012 - Revision: 1