Running DOS BAtch files

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Bill Meyer, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Bill Meyer

    Bill Meyer Guest

    I have a DOS based program that runs fine in all operating systems but using
    media center with IE7 it always stops me from running the batch file to
    start it and asks if I am sure. Looking at all of the help files it says
    there is a file with an unblock in the properties which I can't find. Anyone
    have any ideas on how to eliminate this problem?
    Bill Meyer, Feb 7, 2007
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  2. Bill Meyer

    Lithium Guest

    Hi Bill,

    Is the batch file on your local hard drive or on a networked location?

    Lithium, Feb 8, 2007
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  3. Bill Meyer

    Bill Meyer Guest

    Hi Ryan
    The batch file is on my local machine running a program on a networked
    system. Checked all of the files for the unblock but cannot find any.
    Bill Meyer, Feb 8, 2007
  4. Bill Meyer

    Lithium Guest

    Hi Bill,

    Is the security message that is popping up prompting to execute the .BAT
    file, or is it for the networked program?

    You may need to add the location of your networked share into the 'Local
    Intranet' settings of Internet Explorer.
    In IE, goto Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Click 'Local Intranet'
    -> Click 'Sites' button -> Click 'Advanced' button -> untick 'require https
    verification...' -> enter the UNC path to the file share here (ie

    You can try setting the following environment variable temporaily to see if
    it works. Will at least let us know where to look if the above fails.

    Click Start->Run-> type cmd and press enter
    at the command prompt, type


    this disables zone checks (not recommended) and should only be used
    temporarily. to put it back to normal:


    See how you go

    Lithium, Feb 8, 2007
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