I put some shortcuts in my "links" toolbar at the bottom of my win7 laptop. These include IE, Notepad, and some others. When I click these, I get the stupid and pointless "Open File - Security Warning" message and I always have to confirm that I want to continue. I solved this on my other win7 PC by doing the following in Group Policy:
User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Attachment Manager -> Inclusion List for Low File Types
I set it to Enabled, and included: ".exe;.bat;.lnk"
This worked great on my other win7, but doesn't work on this one. One big difference is that this pc is attached to my work's domain. So I fear that the domain-level group-policies are overriding my local. Yet it allows me to change and save these settings. How can I tell if I'm being overridden? And is there any other way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?