Unable to run .Exe file in Windows server 2003

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When I am trying to execute any Exe file in my server, it shows an Error cod. I am looking for someone to help me had these types of problems before and experienced about it.

It shows the error message "Windows server 2003 won't run .exe files”,

When I go to properties by right click on the file it says "Unblock".

It will be very kind if somebody please give me the solution.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #94805

Unable to run .Exe file in Windows server 2003


This is a clear case of windows corruption. You have installed a third party software that is too much corrupted that it damaged the windows file or you have been infected with viruses that destroyed the files in your PC. Here are few things that you should try .

  1. Install any latest antivirus and scan the whole computer. Delete any potential threat file from the computer.
  2. From the start open Run and type regedit.
  3. In the next window look for the key Hkey Classes Root > exefiles > shell > open > command
  4. On the right side of the windows, double click to open the default.
  5. Delete the current value in it ant type this "%1" %*
  6. Save it and close the regedit.
  7. Restart your computer and then try to run any exe file. There might be a chance that the entry still get edited due to virus present in the computer and that you again can't run the .exe file. That is why I said to completely clean your PC.
Answered By 0 points N/A #94807

Unable to run .Exe file in Windows server 2003


Michelle Bang, thank you! Your deduction is correct.

I try to search other sites but I'm having hard time to follow their instructions. Your instructions are very easy to follow. 

This really helped me! Also, 


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