Sunday, November 07, 2021


I've published previously about Microsoft letting certificates expire on Teams and Exchange. I even offered Microsoft some advice:
Maybe they should have put a reminder on their Outlook calendar.
I guess, like Facebook, Microsoft doesn't read my blog.

It happened again.

Microsoft has started warning Windows 11 users that certain features in the operating system are failing to load due to an expired certificate. The certificate expired on October 31st, and Microsoft warns that some Windows 11 users aren’t able to open apps like the Snipping Tool, touch keyboard, or emoji panel.
Besides being unbelievable that this keeps happening is that "certain features" of Windows 11 are dependent on Internet-based certificates.

Why in the world would tools like the Snipping Tool and touch keyboard depend on Internet certificates?

And I love their mitigation advice (
To mitigate the issue with Snipping Tool, use the Print Screen key on your keyboard and paste the screenshot into your document. You can also paste it into Paint to select and copy the section you want.

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