To help protect your security , Internet explorer blocked this site from downloading files to your Computer

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We have windows 2003/Xp server / client network  and Our  network is configure through Group policy  for the users and when i go to a particular subscribed wesie to download  a material. A pop up comes saying ,
To help protect your security , Internet explorer blocked this site from downloading files to your computer, click here for options....  and if i click download file a blank page appears. Any idea appreciated.

But if i  logon ad a administrator and  open IE - options -security -custom level- if i scrool down  and come to Downloads and if i enable automatic prompting for file  downloads  and say ok
and i   click the down load file  it downloads without any prompt.But if i logon as a   normal domain user on the same PC the same problem happens .

Since our network is  runs on group policy  do i need to  enable automatic prompting for file  
in the group policy.If so how do i do this any tutorials appreciated.

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lianne143Asked:
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Mike KlineCommented:
Right now you have a policy set to have the setting only apply to non-admins (or that is what it sounds like). What you can do is first take an RSoP report using GPMC to see what policy is doing that and then you can decide how you want to change it (eithe rin that policy or create a new policy).
I'll try to take a screen shot of the setting in the lab later if I have time.
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Maniac_47Commented:
easy stuff first:

If you want to enable this through Group policy, you'll need to go to the Group Policy Management mmc on the server hosting it and go to the active policy -> edit - > user or Computer (it can be located in both) -> Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Security Features\Restrict File Download and configure it there.  For further information on this, check the article here:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd565669(VS.85).aspx

If that works, you might not need to troubleshoot much further as this may be the issue.  If you're having problems with the users, I'd configure it for them and the computer just in case in GPO.
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lianne143Author Commented:
Hi
How do i take a RSOP report to analyse what policy is configured and not configured. if i have any problems in the future .

Also i went into active policy -> edit - > user or Computer (it can be located in both) -> Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Security Features\Restrict File Download

It works fine now, but will this cause any automated \staff downloading unnecessary software and installing on PC on the network.

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