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Assume that you use Internet Explorer 10 on a computer that is running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. When you use a symbolic link to run an .exe file or execute a script file, you receive a warning that says the file is untrusted.
For example, consider the following scenario:
Security update informationTo resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website:
If you want to run an .exe file by using a symbolic link, you can do the following to work around this issue:
Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )in case problems occur.
PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File "c:\folder\subfolder\script.ps1"
For more information about symbolic links, go to the following Microsoft websites:
General information about symbolic linking
General information about MklinkFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 2856739 - Last Review: June 11, 2013 - Revision: 2.0