Windows Smart Screen prevented an unrecognized app from starting

That’s weird.  All I’m trying to do is install Microsoft SQL 2014, downloaded from the Microsoft site, on an Internet-connected computer.



There is no option to “run anyway” as there used to be.  But you can circumvent this thin layer of protection in the file’s properties:

  • Right-click the file and click “Properties”.
  • Check the “Unblock” box at the bottom of the Properties page and then click “OK”.

Now you can run the file with the usual UAC or SmartScreen prompts.