This appears to be an issue with Adobe Reader (PDF's) and not ProjectWise. When clicking on a link in a PDF (pointing to ProjectWise) using Adobe Reader, it will fail (with Security Block message). Clicking on links in Word seem to work ok but you will be prompted with a security warning message before proceeding.
We are not sure if this issue to related to Adobe's internal security settings (with Acrobat Reader) or if it has difficulty understanding ProjectWise's link structure. We have reached out to Bentley to see if they can help us with this. We will be back in touch once we have more information.
Example of Link to ProjectWise: pw:\\ncdot-pw.bentley.com:ncdot-pw-01\Documents\R4707\Roadway\Proj\
Adobe Reader Results – WILL NOT work. You are prompted with a message "Adobe Acrobat does not allow connection to…" (shown below) which prevents the user from going to the ProjectWise folder.
Word Results – it WILL work. Word will prompt the user with a "Hyperlinks can be harmful…" message (shown below) but you can click on "Yes" to bypass to gain access into ProjectWise.