I am trying to obtain an MIT personal certificate in Internet Explorer, and getting an error:
Note: For the simplest solution to this issue, obtain your certificates using the CertAid Tool for Internet Explorer.
There is a Windows command that can be used to address the underlying permissions issue that causes the VBScript error message. Execute the following from a Command Prompt:
|Important note for Windows XP Home users:
If you use Windows XP Home edition you will have to restart the machine in Safe Mode first to have access to the security tab.
- Open Windows Explorer: right click on Start and choose Explore:
Result: Windows Explorer opens.
- Click on Tools and choose Folder Options from the drop down menu:
Result: The Folder Options window opens.
- Go to the View tab and in the Advanced Settings section check the radio button for show hidden files and folders
- In the same section uncheck the box for "hide protected operating system files (recommended)".
- Answer Yes when you receive the Warning message:
- Scroll all the way down to the bottom of Advanced Settings section and uncheck the box for Use Simple File Sharing(Recommended).
- Click Apply to save the changes and OK to close the Folder Options window.
- In the main Windows Explorer expand the folder list and browse to the following location:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA
where <username> needs to be replaced with the actual Windows username.
- Right click on the RSA folder and choose sharing and security from the drop down menu.
Result: The Properties window will open.
- Select the security tab, and click on Advanced.
Result: The Advanced Security settings window opens:
- Check the box Replace permission entries on all objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects.
- Click Apply to save the changes and OK to close the Advanced Security Settings.
- Close all Windows Explorer windows and go back to Internet Explorer to obtain a personal certificate.