Today I was troubleshooting a warning message that popped up when launching a network application with RES Workspace Manager:
Usually this is a simple fix: add the servername (file://server) to the Local Intranet zone:
That worked when I launched the application directly. However when launching the application with RES Workspace Manager I would still get the warning. Even stranger: when I clicked Cancel the application would still be launched.
This problem seems related to the way Workspace Manager launches an applications: the program’s path is replaced with %respfdir%\pwrgate.exe <appid>.
A trace with Process Monitor showed that the ZoneMap was not even checked. That leaves us with two options to fix it:
Option #1: Change Security Settings for the Internet Zone
An easy way to get rid of this message is to allow Launching applications and unsafe files in the Internet Security Zone:
Internet Explorer warns us right away that this is a bad idea:
Option #2: Change Attachment Manager Policy
This option is less worse than option #1 but another solution is preferred. As a workaround it will do though.
Open the Managed Application and create a new User Registry Policy under Configuration. Import AttachmentManager.admx (usually in C:\Windows\PolicyDefintions).
Include .exe in the "Inclusion list for moderate risk file types":