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Internet Explorer Prompts User to Open/Save Office File / need to clear "Confirm open after download" check box via script

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We are delpoying an Intranet and when we click a file to download in IE 7 it says
"Some filles can harm your computer. If the infomation looks suspicious or you do not fully trust the source, do not open file"
I need it to just download the file and not promt the user. This is only happening in IE 7. IE 8 seems fine. I have found some info on it...

http://bytes.com/topic/windows/answers/595210-file-download-how-make-windows-stop-asking
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296717

I know how to modify the setting on the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the File Types tab to view all file types, select doc for example, advanced, then clear the Confirm open after download and click OK.
Click OK to close the Folder Options dialog box.
that works fine I just need to send this out to 300 users on my network. In a VB script of whatever works. The users do not have admin rights.

Thanks!
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by:MrN1c3
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Assuming your client computers are domain members, you should be able to overcome this by adding the intranet server as a trusted site via group policy.
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by:Encinitas
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Did that. Its in there. Only fix is manuel as noted above.  Need script to apply to 300 pcs.
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by:johnb6767
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Does it have to be vbs?

Also, for each file extension, do this for me.....

start>run>cmd

assoc .docx
assoc .file extension

YThis will make sure we cover each file extension you need it done for....
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by:Encinitas
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.docx=Word.Document.12
.doc=Word.Document.8
.xls=Excel.Sheet.8
.xlsx=Excel.Sheet.12
.ppt=PowerPoint.Show.8
.ppt=PowerPoint.Show.12

file=URL:File Protocol
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by:Encinitas
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it does not have to be vbs, just looking for the best solution.
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johnb6767 earned 250 total points
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Based on the link in your above post, the first set will add the reg values. The Default (@) values are already there by default, and shouldnt be needed. I am just adding the EditFlags value.....

Please try this on a test box first please......
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.12" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.8" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.12" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.8" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.12" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.8" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.url" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f


Prolly shouldnt need these, as they are already set.....

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.12" /ve /d "Microsoft Word Document" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.8" /ve /d "Microsoft Word Document" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.12" /ve /d "Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.8" /ve /d "Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.12" /ve /d "Microsoft Office PowerPoint Slide Show" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.8" /ve /d "Microsoft Office PowerPoint Slide Show" /f

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by:Encinitas
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How do I run it?
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by:johnb6767
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Sorry, start>run>cmd

Paste in the DOS box. All at once, and hit enter.....
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by:Encinitas
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Awsome that worked. How would I deploy that to 300 users that do not have local admin.
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by:Encinitas
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If I could add it to a vb script I have to deploy via SMS that would work or whatevr is easiest.
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by:johnb6767
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Or add it to the Machine Startup Script... Runs under the SYSTEM context....
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by:Encinitas
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Are you saying use group policy to run the startup script?

Would you happen to know how to add the below that you gave me to a vb script?

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.12" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.8" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.12" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.8" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.12" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.8" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.url" /v "EditFlags" /t reg_dword /d 0x00010000 /f

Below is a script I have for another issue andI would like to add what you gave me to it.
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

' note this value is 9
objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.5\BrowserFlags", 9, "REG_DWORD"

' other values are 8, find and add the ones you want, some here as examples

objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.8\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.6\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.8\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.RTF.8\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MSProject.Project.8\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.8\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShow.8\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"

thx

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by:johnb6767
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Im sorry, I dont code VBS......
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