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Getting File Download Warning when lauching shortcuts in GPO redirected start menu

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Having a problem launching shortcuts in a redirected start menu from within terminal services and citrix.  I get an IE file downlaod warning.  When I login using the same user on a local xp box the redirected start menu works fine and I don't get an error.  The start menu is being redirected to a remote location i.e \\server\operations\start menu.  Why does IE get involved with opening the remote shortcut? and how do I get rid of it?  Seems like lowering the security of server 2003 will do it, I just don't know where.

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by:kaily27
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Try lowering security under internet options--> privacy
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by:sloopeth
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or make thw machine part of a trusted site
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by:oBdA
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You'll have to add the server to which the shortcuts are redirected to the "Local Intranet" sites in the IE properties.
Your XP clients handles NetBIOS and UNC names as being in the local intranet by default, but W2k3 doesn't do that.
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by:mberryaz
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Ok guys thanks for information.  I understand that I need to modify the local intranet settings - is this a per user item or can (how)  I set it for the whole server?  I can't do it per use because of GPO restricsions, I guess I could push out the modified IE security via GPO, but it would be easier to modify it once.

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by:mberryaz
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one note -

On the 2003 server loged in as admin in IE settings for local interanet the include all network UNC paths is checked.  
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From the GUI, that's a "per user" setting. if you create the same entry in HKLM, though, it should work as well (at least it did here, I just tried it).
The location is HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap; create a new key with the NetBIOS name of the server (assuming you're accessing the server with the NetBIOS name), then create a new REG_DWORD value named "*", with the data being "1".
The automatic inclusion of UNC paths doesn't really work reliably; it cost me some hairs, too.
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by:mberryaz
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oBda -

I will will try your suggestion.  Funny thing is that I completely uninstalled the IE-enhanced-security on the terminal server for both users and admin.  After which, admin can run UNC shortcuts just fine.  However TS users still get the file download warning and IE says IE-enhanced-security is still installed.  As a test I reinstalled it for both admin and users.  Immediatly admin got the warning with UNC links.  I took it off again and admin access was restored, but TS still stays IE-enhanced-security is installed.  How can this be?  Everything I am finding stats that removing IE-enhanced-security is easy.  Can anyone provide insight before I modify reg. manually?

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by:mberryaz
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Oh by the way....sorry I keep thinking of things afterwards.  I took the GPO out of the picture so I know the group policy isn't causing this.  My test account is a normal TS user.
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Could it be that for the users, the enhanced security is only the home page that's still set to the warning page?
Anyway, here's a bit more information about the enhanced security:

Intranet site is identified as an Internet site when you use an FQDN or an IP address
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=303650

Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration Changes the Browsing Experience
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=815141
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by:harleyjd
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Mods - there appeats to be no answer, but oBdA has included some excellent resources should someone come along later with a similar issue.
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