Link from Internet (Non-Trusted Site) webpage to a Trusted Site webpage will not open. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a link on a webpage from an external SP2013 Internet Site (Non-Trusted) that links to a webpage on an Internal SP2007 (Trusted) site, but when you click on it, nothing happens.

    I believe it's because the IE(8) browser will not open a link to a trusted site, does that seem a reasonable assumption? I do not have permission to add the external internet site as a trusted (nor any other IE settings) and the network admins can't confirm my assumption or assist. We do have Chrome available and it works correctly on Chrome, so I'm pretty sure it's an IE issue. We are on XP if that matters.

    My question is, is there any workaround for this that I can use on the Internet zoned page, perhaps using Javascript? I've dabbled, but with no success.


    Friday, July 17, 2015 3:17 PM


  • Hi,

    there is a security zone setting "Prevent navigation into a zone of lower integrity". The Trusted sites zone allows unsigned ActiveX and applets and actually is of lower integrity.

    Remove the SP2007 from the trusted sites lists. Ensure the client (workstation) is accepting your company's default IE security zone settings.


    For the interim Copy the shared content between both instances.

    I would have expected that you would map the SP2007 to the Intranet zone?

    Have you yet made plans to update to Win7/IE11 ? Win8.1/IE11 or WinX. Moving to Outlook 360 may be your best upgrade path.

    XP is no longer supported although extended support agreements are available directly from MS.

    Please see this IEBlog post:

    or have a chat with a MS support engineer or a local MS business partner. Go to to find your local MS contact.

    These are peer to peer support forums. I do not work for nor represent Microsoft.



    Saturday, July 18, 2015 4:32 AM