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Win 2003 Server - File Download Prompt on running exe from a network share

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Hi,

I have a Win 2003 server which when I run a executable which is stored on another server gives me the File Download Box with what do you want to do with this file , I have to run the exe from the other server and cannot move it to the 2003 Server. If it is important the other server is a Windows 2000 server although I will probably upgrade to windows 2003 server later this year.

Thanks For your Help and suggestions
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by:Ugrum
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This is one of the security enhancements in Server 2003. I believe that if you add the remote server into the Trusted Sites zone, there will be no warning anymore.
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by:jamesmacintyre
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Hi Ugrum,

I have already tried adding "file://servername" also tried "www.local_domainname.local"  and even "servername" to the trusted sites lists but no success.

Any idea what I should add to the list?

Thanks for your help
James
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\\servername\share should work. or \\servername.domain\share. Or \\ipaddress\share. Note that it should be added in the same form as you access it - if you access the file using server's FQDN, add the FQDN form.
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by:jamesmacintyre
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Hi Ugrum,

Thank you, I have just realised the reason it was still prompting was due to the custom level set with prompt for executables being set to prompt on the security settings of Trusted Sites.

Thank you for your quick response.

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