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 I have recently upgraded my computer at work with the new IE7.   As soon as I did this I can no longer open an access database located on a network drive.  When attempting to open it I get a message saying "this file is located outside your intranet or on an untrusted site.  Microsoft Access will not open it due to potential secutiry problems."  

I have added this network path to the trusted sites but it still will not open.  If I copy the file to my computer it works, but we have automatic updates on the database that require it to be on the network.  

Does anyone know what setting in ie7 would be blocking this and how to change it back?  
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Hello VoodooFrog-

You are on the right path, putting the servername on your list of trusted site should make MS Access work. Make sure that the security setting for the trusted zone is set to low (let me know if you need directions on this).

Also, one undocumented problem is that you sometimes need to put in the FQDN (fully qualified domain name) of the server thats hosting the database in your trusted site. For example if your DNS has an entry for this server as fileserver.yourdomain.com or filerserver.yourdomain.local , you should put this in your trusted sites. You can also try adding an explicit numeric ip address for your fileserver in the trusted zone. Also, sometimes wildcards do not work too well in trusted zone, for example,  by adding *.yourdomain.com , you might think that it would allow all servers to be trusted, however sometimes it does not work like that, I would suggest adding an explicit entry for the fileserver. One last thing, you must be accessing the database using a mapped network drive, try that this drive be mapped using a fqdn rather than just the netbios name of the server, eg: \\servername.yourdomain.com\sharename rather than \\servername

Thanks and Good Luck!
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Another quick suggestion, try adding the fileserver (its netbios name and fqdn both) to your interanet site zone in IE and make sure security level is set to low
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