I have a new machine that has MS Windows 10 on it and it giving my a lot of headache.
Active Directory Users and Computer
This morning I realized that I need “Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers“.
As I did not see it, I said I need to go ahead and install it.
Remote Server Administration Tools
Active Directory Users and Computer is a MMC ( Microsoft management Console ) that is bundled within “Remote Server Administration Tools“.
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Googled for “Active Directory Users and Computers” and landed here.
Downloaded both x64 ( Windows6.1-KB958830-x64-RefreshPkg.msu ) bit and 32 ( Windows6.1-KB958830-x86-RefreshPkg.msu ) bit.
Windows Update Standalone Installer
Installer encountered an error: 0x80096002
The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10
Googled for “Active Directory Users and Computers” for Windows 10 and landed here.
Here is what is available:
|Windows ( Previous version of Windows )|
Running Windows 10, and not previous Windows Version, downloaded the x64 Version for Windows 10 ( WindowsTH-RSAT_WS_1709-x64.msu ).
As I have a 64-bit OS, launched the 64-bit installer.
Please restart your machine.
There is likely consensus that an error message that reads “The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found” could mean so many things.
- The Vendor’s certificate is compromised and thus the certificate has been pulled
Thankfully in this case it simply means the binary targets a particular OS. And, that OS is not this one.
And, so look to see if you can find a binary that targets your specific OS.