Problems with the File blocking Feature
Posted on 2013-06-28
We all know the 'feature' in Windows which marks files as blocked when saved from for instance an internet location to the local disk. The file is marked as blocked as noted by the message "This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer".
There are ways of preventing this, by means of a GPO setting to force to skip this feature. This setting however works at the user level.
We came across this scenario:
Windows 2003 file server in a simple network environment, XP clients and a Windows 2003 Terminal Server. On the network a Document Scanner is attached, from which the people create PDF documents to be saved directly to a SMB path on the file server.
This PDF files are marked as blocked...
Does anyone have a solution as how to prevent this?