Friday, 25 March 2011

These files can't be opened, Windows Server 2008

When trying to install exe on Windows Server 2008, you might see the error These files cant be opened

Your internet security settings prevented one or more files to be opened.

Right click on the file, click on properties and at the bottom of the general tab, you would see a “Unblock” button. If you trust the file you are trying to install, click on the button and click ok.

Then right click on the exe again and select “Run as Administrator”, that should run the program

Installing Visual Studio 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Error

The installation of visual studio 2010 will fail displaying a number of different reasons when trying to install using an ISO mounted drive on Windows Server 2008 R2.
 One possible solution for this if the server has access to the internet is to use the web installer to install visual studio. You will find the corresponding web installers for each of the Visual Studio versions on MSDN. When using a web installer the installation succeeds.