DNS path causes error messages when opening executables

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Stephen, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    We've recently noticed that when a user tries to open an executable file
    from a Windows 2003 network share, they get a warning message saying
    "Opening files may harm your computer..." just like you would get when
    opening an executable located on the internet.

    If they open \\dfsroot.edu\dfsnet\share\file.exe they get the warning.
    But, if they open the netbios version of the path
    \\dfsroot\dfsnet\share\file.exe then they don't get the error.

    We have a lot of scripts and files hardcoded to use the dns version of the
    DFS path. Don't want to change this. Have the Windows 2003 DFS/FRS hotfixes
    Stephen, Jul 21, 2004
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  2. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    Hit 'send' too soon...

    To continue - This problem never happened before. Believe that the latest
    round of windows updates is causing this warning in conjunction with DFS.

    Has anyone seen this. Know of a workaround beyond changing everything to use
    the netbios dfs path?

    Thank you,

    Stephen, Jul 21, 2004
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  3. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    Also noted that if I add the dns dfs path to the local intranet security
    setting in Internet Explorer, the warning messages don't occur anymore. But,
    this is a kludgy workaround, that I don't want to do.

    Stephen, Jul 21, 2004
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