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 The publisher could not be verified. (Warning)
Solution Problem: With Internet Explorer installed open programs or databases located on a network causes the security error "The publisher could not be verified." to be displayed.

Cause: This is an IE7 bug that's been reported often (Microsoft calls it a "Feature"). When the executable is not on the local computer Windows runs it in Intranet context.

Windows XP Home Edition
Open "Internet Options"

1) Set security for intranet sites to low.
2) Add \\servername to your trusted sites.

Windows XP Pro Edition
Run gpedit.msc

Go to User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Attachment Manager

Add "*.exe" to the "Inclusion list for moderate risk file types" setting.

"This policy setting allows you to configure the list of moderate risk file types. If the attachment is in the list of moderate risk file types and is from the restricted or Internet zone, Windows prompts the user before accessing the file. ..."

In other words, this allows you to run an .exe from the Intranet zone without a prompt, but it will warn before running one from the Internet.

Article Details
Article ID: 9
Created On: 26 Feb 2007 11:05 PM

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