Windows server 2008 switch off Open file - Security Warning

Posted on 2014-09-15
Last Modified: 2014-09-15
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I have a Windows Server 2008 machine and I'm trying to run a Bat file that starts a VBS file, every time I run it, Windows has a Open File - Security Warning window pop up and I have to click open for the file to run.

Is there a way of switching off the Open File - Security Warning?


Question by:SQLSearcher
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Neeraj Kumar earned 500 total points
ID: 40322731
1. Go into internet options, through control panel or IE.

2. Set the "Launching Applications and Unsafe Files" option to enabled.

This will give you a retarded bar in IE that says your security settings are unsecure or something.

To get rid of it:

1. Start>Run>gpedit.msc>Enter

2. Under Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Internet Explorer set the "Turn Off the security settings check feature" to enabled.

Author Comment

ID: 40322775
Hello Neeraj
Where is the setting Launching Applications and Unsafe Files, I am unable to find it?



Expert Comment

by:Neeraj Kumar
ID: 40322801
Open internet explorer->Internet options->Security->Internet/Local Intranet->Custom Level->Launching program & files in IE frame

Refer attached screenshot.

Expert Comment

by:Neeraj Kumar
ID: 40322802

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40322803
Thank you very much for your help.

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