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Digitally sign MS Office documents using CA certificates

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Hello,  I need to digitally sign Microsoft Office documents.  I have a Certificate Authority running on Windows 2008 Standard.  I understand there is a way of generating certificates on the CA server and pushing these down to the client computer so that the user can use the server generated certificate to sign documents, but I am unsure of the procedure for doing this or if this is the best way to go about things, any help greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
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Ok. first from your client machine, you need to get a user cert from your MS CA. open a browser to https://servername/certsrv

Click on "Request a certificate"
Click on "User Certificate"
Click Submit button.
Click on Install this certificate:
A user cert will be issued and placed in your User Personal Certicate Store (which you can view by running certmgr.msc).

Now adding a cert to a document depends on which version of Office you have, but for my office 2010, I click on File, Info, Protect Workbook, Add a digital Signature and then you select the cert shown that you just installed from your CA.
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