Security Issue

I recently had several problems all arise at the same time (server crashing, new networking software, new server, and much more), so when problems currently arise I can't be sure of the source.

Today a new problem presented itself after I had created a new roaming profile for myself. I got this warning when I clicked on a link to Excel 2003

"Do you want to open this file?" Well, yes! I work in Excel every day and I didn't fancy the prospect of answering this question each time. Clicking on a few more desktop links gave me the same warning dialog each time.

I eventually found the solution at:
The first solution suggested worked for me, so I'm repeating it here.

Internet Options > Security > Local Intranet > Sites.
Make sure the dialog looks like this:

This also solved another problem I was experiencing with my intranet site which had just started to insist that I had to sign in:


"Connect to companyweb" was also annoying as it also appeared to be associated with my creation of a roaming profile. Again, this issue was solved by the above solution.


Published, 24 December 2006
Last updated 20 August 2012 13:29