Timestamping - Microsoft Windows

Jun 27, 2023

Article Purpose: This article provides step-by-step instructions for timestamping in Microsoft Windows. If this is not the solution you are looking for, please search for your solution in the search bar above.

Note: Before following the instructions below you must download Windows® Server 2003 SP1 Platform SDK Web Install and SignCode.

  1. Open the Microsoft Platform SDK (R2) Setup Wizard. Click Next.

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  2. Click Custom. Click Next.

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  3. Select Configuration Options. Click Next.

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  4. Open the command line editor (Start > Run > CMD). Change directory to the Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows\Bin directory. Run the command: signtool signwizard.

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  5. The Digital Signature Wizard will open.

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  6. Click Browse. Select the file you would like to sign. Click Next.

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  7. Select the type of signing you want (Typical or Custom).

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  8. Choose the Select From Store option.

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  9. Select your GlobalSign certificate. Click OK.

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  10. Click Next.

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  11. Enter a Description or Web Location. Click Next.

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  12. Click Add a Timestamp to the Data. Enter a GlobalSign Timestamping URL:
    SHA-2 based: http://timestamp.globalsign.com/tsa/r6advanced1

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  13. Check the summary details. Click Finish.

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  14. Timestamping completed successfully.

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