Cannot Download exe files on Windows 2003 Server

I have a windows 2003 server that I cannot download file to. It has IE 7 wiht the security settings set to medium, and the registry settings for the zones 1,2,3 for 1807 set to 00000000. I have disabled trend micro AV.. any ideas how I can get it to allow downaods again?

I have tried to updae to IE 8, but it blocks that downlaod.

In Mozilla it starts, but then the download managers says download canceled.

Since it is doing it in both IE and Mozilla, I think it is a system issue.

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Is there any kind of firewall that it is going through that may be possibly blocking it?
911bobCTOAuthor Commented:
There is but other computers on the network have no problem.
If any, what error is it giving you when you try to download it?
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911bobCTOAuthor Commented:
IE says "Your current Security Settings do not allow this file to be downloaded

Mozilla opens the download box, but then shows the Download was canceled.
Open Internet Explorer
- Go to Tools menu
- Select Internet Options
- Go to Security tab
- Select Internet zone
- Click on Custom level

Go through the settings and try to see if you can change anything to make it work there, if that works then you know a setting in Medium is causing issues.

One key one to check would be under Downloads and Under File Download ensure Enabled is selected
Is this a virtual machine?
911bobCTOAuthor Commented:
Aren't those setting browser specific?

If so it should affect IE, but not Firefox..

So I think it is a Global Server setting

I'll try though and let you know
Only reason I thought to check that first is settings from IE can be imported into Mozilla so that could be why Mozilla is also doing it, no way to know though until you try, then can move on from there.
911bobCTOAuthor Commented:
No not a VM,

I copied the IE8 installer from a different machine and installed. After it installed, it said it needed updates, but IE opened.. but it was behaving like the IE Secruity on Server was activiated (even though I had uninstalled it).

I re-installed the Security, and did the updates (which it did), so that is a step forward..

I am rebooting now, but when it is doen I will uninstall the Internet Security module from the server and see if it is working..
911bobCTOAuthor Commented:
Looks like It is resolved..

Not sure if the solution was Installing IE8, or re-installing the Server Internet Security and then removing..

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Just wanted to confirm that I had the same issue exactly and the reinstalling of IE enhanced security, then removing it again with a reboot worked for me too. Been fighting this one for months.

Thought it was an AV issue, IE settings, you name it. But the above worked one time.
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