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"The publisher could not be verified" prompt running executable from network
Last modified on 14 August 2020 08:02 PM

Running pc-client.exe, pc-local-client-cache.exe or the equivalent release station executables from a file share over the local network may result in a popup dialog saying “The publisher could not be verified” and asking to Run or Cancel.

This will happen on Windows XP Service Pack 2 and later including Vista in situations where client machines and file servers are not part of a domain. In order to suppress this message:

  • Run gpedit.msc
  • Go to User Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Attachment Manager
  • Add “*.exe” to the “Inclusion list for moderate risk file types” setting