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Steps needed to verify if the addins are signed in Cognos office 10.1.1

Technote (FAQ)


Unable to enable the add-ons in Office. Only digitally signed macros are


You will not be able to enable the add-ons in office. Also looking at the properties of CognosOfficeShim12.dll file OR CognosOfficeShim.dll (in Cognos office installation directory) you will find that there is no digital signature tab


You will need to install the newer version of Cognos Office 10.1.1 that is build for Cognos 10.2 and not Cognos office 10.1.1 for Cognos BI 10.1.1. The newer version seems to have the signed Dlls

Document information

More support for: Cognos for Microsoft Office
Cognos for Microsoft Office

Software version: 10.1.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1624180

Modified date: 31 January 2013