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    Annoying popup when opening files over network

    Wonder if you lot can help me. I'm having a problem when I want to open a file from the network.

    It comes up with a dialog asking whether you want to open or cancel the link. I would like to get rid of this but don't know how. This is annoying as everytime a user wants to open a program it comes up and asks this.

    Our start menus are redirected for the machines to \\nsnet.net\profiles$ It's only when accessing this does it ask for the open or cancel dialog. I've only noticed this on XP SP2.

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    Re: Annoying popup when opening files over network

    You thinks that's annoying? You've obviously not played with Vista yet!

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    Re: Annoying popup when opening files over network

    "Are you sure you want to run that?"

    "Are you sure you want to allow that?"

    "Are you sure?"

    "You're not sure now are you, are you sure?"

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    Re: Annoying popup when opening files over network

    I cant wait for the new version of office then..

    'It looks like you're writing a letter. Are you sure you want to write a letter?'

    Good old MS!

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    You can get around the problem by replacing \\nsnet.net\ with plain old \\nsnet\


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    Re: Annoying popup when opening files over network

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bob_
    I cant wait for the new version of office then..

    'It looks like you're writing a letter. Are you sure you want to write a letter?'
    the voice of HAL (2001) came in to my head then

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    Re: Annoying popup when opening files over network

    I have had that problem- I fixed it by adding the FQDN of the domain to the Trusted Sites zone in IE. I think you can do this by Group Policy under 2003 server, but I used a registry fragment in the user logon script as follows:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\<forest>.net]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\<forest>.net\<domain>]
    "*"=dword:00000002
    where the netbios domain name is <domain> and the FQDN is <domain>.<forest>.net
    Hope that helps

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    Re: Annoying popup when opening files over network

    Run GPEDIT.msc on a template box and have a fiddle in there.

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