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Avoid "to protect your security IE has restricted this webpage" when launching local html

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I am building a flash file to run in a continuous loop on a unmanned computer.

The flash file is embedded in a single HTML page that is located in the root of the local machine.

I keep getting the "to protect your security IE has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer." challenge on startup.

My understanding is that I can add a "Mark of the Web" to the HTML declaration, or change the security settings on the machine.

Since this machine is a single use machine in a locked cabinet with no keyboard or mouse, it is possible for me to change the security settings. However, it still has internet access for polling and content updates and is in a high visibility public facility so I'm always skittish about lowering my security settings.

What is the experts advice on how to launch a local HTML page using an automated script without the warning message?
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Question by:David Brugge
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by:Dave Baldwin
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In Internet Options in the control panel under Advanced, I checked "Allow Active content to run from files" and it stopped showing that message for my javascript pages.  Maybe that will allow your Flash to run also.
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Thanks for the suggestion Dave, but I really wanted to avoid changing my security settings.

I went to the Microsoft site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537628(v=vs.85).aspx

This explained why the warning was displayed and what triggers it.

Then it went on to explain workaround solutions for developers testing websites on their own machines.

I added the line  <!-- saved from url=(0014)about:internet --> just below the .doc statement above the header, and that did the trick.
BTW, instead of about:internet, you can add any url that you want. The number in parenthesis is the number of characters including spaces, of the line itself.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Good to know.  I had never heard of that before.
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