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"We can't verify who created this file. Are you sure you want to run this file?"

Q - When I started Elliott V7 or V8 from my workstation, I received a message: "We can't verify who created this file. Are you sure you want to run this file?" It also display the following message at the bottom of the dialog box:

This file is in a location outside your local network. Files from location you don't recognize can harm your PC. Only run this file if you trust the location.

See sample screen below:

But if you use Windows Explorer to look at the property of EL800.EXE, it clearly indicates the signer is Necellent System, Inc. See sample screen below.  Why is that not recognized by Windows when I tried to launch the task?

A - In Spring 2013, the Windows team made a change such that anything executed from a network share will show a prompt even if validly signed.  To counter this problem, you can define the network share as a trusted server in your intranet. Here is how you do it:

(1) Bring up Internet Explorer, and go to Internet Options, then go to "Security" tab. See sample screen below.

(2) Choose the "Local intranet" zone, and click on the "Sites" button.

(3) Add your Elliott PSQL server as a local intranet site.  For example, if your server name is Server-Name, then you will enter that as
See sample screen below:

Once you click on Add, you should see the following entry show up:
See sample screen below:

(4) Now try to start up your Elliott session again to see if the message goes away.

You can also handle this by editing the corresponding registry.  For more registry info, please see the the following articles:


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