Note By using the Authenticode code signing process, third-party manufacturers can issue code signing certificates that certificate authorities provide and that are recognized by Microsoft (such as VeriSign). Then, third-party manufacturers can use the certificates to sign binary files. Because root certificates are cross signed by Microsoft, Microsoft can recognize the certificates. Additionally, The public keys and subject names of the Microsoft cross signing certificates are hard-coded in Windows. Therefore, the public keys and subject names are compared when Windows checks the integrity of Authenticode-signed binary files.
How to obtain this update
Microsoft Download CenterThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows XP||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows XP||Download the package now.|
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003||Download the package now.|
|All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003||Download the package now.|
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows XP SP3 or Windows Server 2003 SP2. For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2003 service pack or a Windows XP Professional x64 Edition service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Registry informationTo use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
Article ID: 2836198 - Last Review: Nov 14, 2013 - Revision: 1