Open File Security Warning displayed when starting an application through RES Workspace Manager

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    Problem

    When starting an RES Workspace Manager managed application from a drive mapping which is connected through a UNC path, you get an Open File Security warning. 
     
    The warning is displayed even though the Site to Zone assignment is set correctly.
     
    If you start the application by browsing to the drive mapping and double clicking on the executable you do not get the warning.

     

    Cause

    A temporary shortcut is created in the user`s temp directory. RES Workspace Manager uses that shortcut to start the application.

    Solution

    ONLY use this solution when running into the same exact issue.

    To force RES Workspace Manager to start an application directly without creating a shortcut you can set the following registry key.
     
    32-bit:
     
    System Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RES\Workspace Manager
    Value Name: StartWithShortCut
    Data Type: REG_SZ
    Value Data: No
     
    64-bit:
     
    System Key:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\RES\Workspace Manager
    Value Name: StartWithShortCut
    Data Type: REG_SZ
    Value Data: No

    Current User:
     
    System Key:  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\RES\Workspace Manager
    Value Name: StartWithShortCut
    Data Type: REG_SZ
    Value Data: No
     
    To disable the shortcut creation for a specific applications type in the executable name in the data field of the registry key separated by a pipe. The format should be like in the example below;
    Data: No|program1.exe|program2.exe 
     
    Notes: 
     
    - This registry setting only applies to RES Workspace Manager 2011 SR4 revision 5 (9.5.4.5) and later.
    - This registry setting activates this fix.
    - Implementing this registry setting could have side effects on taskbar icon stacking.