Save Certificates with RES Workspace Manager

Ever wondered why (personal) certificate information is not saved when you use folder redirection and RES Workspace Manager? Well the cause is simple, the solution also πŸ™‚

When you choose to redirect the Application Data folder the certificate store folders are NOT redirected (bug??). They resist in the default folder. So when you use a mandatory profile and RES Workspace Manager this information is lost when you logout and your user has to enter the 24-digit passphrase again every day πŸ˜‰

The solution is quick, dirty and simple. Create a User Preference will that store the following:

%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Protect
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Credentials
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\CLR Security Config
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\CryptNetUrlCache

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates

Tell the news to your users and you’ll be their hero (for one day) πŸ™‚

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Posted on 05/02/2013, in RES Workspace Manager, Windows and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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