Friday, October 26, 2007

The Death Star Canteen

Eddie Izzard believes there must have been a Death Star Canteen.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

TFS 2005 Power Tools

Brian Harry recently posted about the Sept 2007 version of the TFS Power Tools. Apparently this will be the final release of the Power Tools for TFS 2005 client. The package includes a command line interface for TFS, Process Template Editor, Check-In Policy Pack, etc.

The command line interface looks particularly useful and allows you to rollback committed changes, undo a changeset, query work items, and many other tasks.

Click here to learn more about TFS Power Tools and download the Sept 2007 release.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

How to Create a Test Code Signing Certificate

I recently needed a code signing certificate to test with signtool.exe. Creating test certificates is a bit of nightmare because the required command line utilities are reasonably complicated. I hope this will save you some time.

makecert.exe -r -n "CN=Sign Test" -eku -b 01/01/2005 -e 01/01/2020 -sv signcert.pvk signcert.cer
cert2spc.exe signcert.cer signcert.spc
pvk2pfx.exe -pvk signcert.pvk -pi pwd -spc signcert.spc -pfx signcert.pfx -f

The required command line utilities are included in the Windows Vista SDK. You can use the resulting PFX file to sign any DLL or EXE:

signtool.exe sign /f signcert.pfx /p password /t /v app.exe