Prevent 'Protected Mode' dialog when opending (edit) a document from an Intranet site RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    Consider the following scenario:

    -You are on a website

    -The site is in the Intranet zone

    -Protected mode is off

    -You access a document library, find a Word document you have access to EDIT, and you click 'Edit' (do not view in Word Web App first)

    The result:

    -Before Word opens, a dialog box/prompt will be displayed which has the following:

    Title: "A website wants to open content using this program on your computer"

    Text Body: "This program will open outside of Protected Mode. Internet Explorer's Protected Mode helps protect your computer. If you do not trust this website, do not open this program.

    Name (of program trying to open): Microsoft Office 2013

    Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

    You are then given the option to 'allow' or 'Don't allow'. Click allow and the document opens.

    I do not want this dialog to open within the Intranet zone as we trust sites in the Intranet zone.

    Does anyone know how to prevent this dialog box? In Group Policy I've gone into Internet Explorer settings - Internet Control Panel - Intranet zone etc. but no setting in there accomplishes this. There may have used to have been a settings which said 'Launching programs and unsafe files' but looks like it's gone?


    Thursday, January 21, 2016 1:05 AM


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