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04 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC 1
Executing exe files on mapped home server drive

Hey guys
I'm already asking me a while wether it's possible to deactivate the annoying security warning ("Do you want to run this file") when I run exe files on my samba share.
I put various portable apps there and i want to use them as usual files on the local computer. Is that possible? I don't know exactly for what keywords i should search, so i didn't find anything yet. Thanks, best regards, kappen

My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 May 2009   #2


There's a couple of things you can do to help this.

1) Right click the file and select Properties. If there's a button called "Unblock" you can click, click it.
2) Go to IE, Internet Options, Security tab, Local Intranet selection. Click Sites and then Advanced. Add the FQDN for your Samba share to that with the addition of *. in front of it. For instance if your share is Samba, you would add *.samba This would cause your computer to fully trust the Samba share.

If the programs require admin priviledges, you can disable UAC stuff, but I would recommend against this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC 1

Thank you.

I expected that there is a way like this. I don't want to disable UAC, because i know what it's good for.

Thanks & Best regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 May 2009   #4


Did my suggestion fix it for you? I've only used it in a domain environment (with a DFS namespace), so not sure how it would react in a workgroup setting.

UAC basically alerts you whenever your computer tries to do something potentially dangerous (like running a program with administrator rights). In Vista, this was horribly annoying. In 7, it's more fine tuned and actually useful now. For the average user who isn't a full on geek with years of experience working in IT, I suggest to leave it on. It'll make you click a couple of extra times on somethings, but in the long run, it'll save you a headace if malicious code actually does get on your computer (or network).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC 1

Yep, it helped. Just entered the servers name there and no problems left. The Full qualified domain name wasnt necessary (though there is no one i guess in a workgroup?^^)

I know how UAC works, but thank you again for your answer

I like the uac, i can see important actions, where do i need admin rights etc (very similar to the ksudo command in linux)

Thanks & Best regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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