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I have an application running on Windows2008 server. The automated deployment process drops a zipped package onto a folder, and then another script unzips this and copies the executables.

The problem is, the executables are blocked from running, and I have to unblock them explicitly.

Is there some setting on the server which can stop this happening?

I want to the server to allow unzipped executables to run automatically.

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I found the answer to this question here: http://www.petri.co.il/unblock-files-windows-vista.htm

It's an interesting page, but the specific steps I gleaned from this are:

  • In the Run box or console window type: GPEDIT.MSC to bring up the Group Policy Object editor.
  • Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Attachment Manager.
  • ENABLE the policy called "Do not preserve zone information in file attachments".
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