Office 2106:  Publisher cannot be verified, how can I remove?

zero000kool used Ask the Experts™
Publisher cannot be verified, word 2016.   How do I remove this.
I am creating a task sequence in MDT, and when I install an office add-in, and startup Excel/Word for the first time.   I get:  Microsoft Office Customization Installer > Publisher cannot be verified.  

How can I remove this when Word/Excel starts up.  

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You cannot remove the warning unless you got proper code signing of your office add-in.
NoahHardware Tester and Debugger
Hi there! :)

From what I can tell, there is almost no way to remove the warning unless you got proper code as mentioned by @Jackie Man. You may give the following instructions a try.

To resolve the issue, follow the below steps:

1.    First, determine what server the shortcut is hosted on.

2.    Open Internet Explorer.

3.    Click Tools, then Internet Options.

4.    Click the ‘security’ tab.
Once you are on this tab. Make sure you first click "Local Intranet", and then the "Sites" button. Click it.

5.    On the form that is displayed, click ‘Advanced’.


You will be shown a list of sites that are in the "Local Intranet"

6.    To add your server to the list. Type file://server where 'server' is the name of your server, Click ‘Add’.

7.    Click OK, on the rest of the dialogs to get out of the settings for Internet Explorer.


both of you thanks, it was very helpful.  I have a certificate but it is not digitally signed.

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