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How do I disable Internet Explorer Open, Save, Cancel prompt when opening an EXE file wrapped in HTML?

Posted on 2006-11-30
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Hey All!

We currently have a streaming Media server that streams audio, video, flash files, and program executables on our Intranet. All of the file formats I've mentioned are wrapped in an HTML web page. The whole idea is to keep all files centralized on our Media server and wrap these files in HTML (3KB) so that these HTML files can be distributed amongst our Intranet without having the users to download these file types.

My issue is that when an HTML (wrapped around an EXE file ONLY) is opened in Internet Explorer a prompt box appears asking to either Open, Save, Cancel. Naturally I just want the the HTML to open the EXE file WITHOUT the IE prompt box appearing. I know that the reason Microsoft has this prompt box appear in IE is so that the user is aware of something being downloaded onto their machine.

However is there a way to let Internet Explorer open the application by default and not have the Open, Save, Cancel prompt box to appear?
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tncbbthositg earned 63 total points
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If that were possible, imagine how easy it would be for worms and viruses to be spread throughout the internet.

TNC
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As far as I know: impossible.

And thank god for that.
I mean, think of the impact it would have if everyone just started autostarting exe files without the user's knowledge.
'invisible' spyware and virus installers.

If you REALLy wnat this, I think you're gonna have to write your own browser :p
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