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I have developed a little ActiveX thing that loads fine when:

- Running from my machine
- Loading it from another machine through a network

...but for some reason, it doesn't load from our web server. All I get when I try to load it is raw binary garbage in the browser. It's as if IE didn't know what to do with it even though it does know that it's an ActiveX doc. I even disabled the security in IE...no luck.

Is it a MIME type thing, and if so how would I fix it?

Chow!
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by:jackster060297
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Ultimately, I think you need to contact your server administrator and ask that they set the mime type to allow the file to be sent as an ActiveX document. I had a similar problem, and tried everything for weeks before my server finally responded and then everything was A-OK.
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by:dhaineault
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P.S. We are without a System Administrator for a while and I have  a limited knowledge of server configuration. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ThanX!


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mnichols earned 100 total points
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Here's a couple things to consider:1) If you made the control with VB5, use the Application Setup Wizard and select "Create Internet Download Setup"2) Remember that by default, Internet Explorer's security setting is High. If your ActiveX control doesn't have a certificate, then every browser that's set to High will ignore the control.Verisign offers personal development certificates at $20/yr.Hope this helps.--Matt Nicholsonmnichols@cs.fit.edu
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by:dhaineault
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I did make the control with VB5 and used the Application Setup Wizard, but as mentioned before, when trying to access the control from IE, it does recognize and seem to be loading the control (all this while having security set to none), but I get garbage. Also it does work properly when loading from another machine in peer to peer. It's only when trying through the Web.

Is there a little detail that I'm missing or am I just not understanding your explanation?

ThanX again

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by:dhaineault
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I did make the control with VB5 and used the Application Setup Wizard, but as mentioned before, when trying to access the control from IE, it does recognize and seem to be loading the control (all this while having security set to none), but I get garbage. Also it does work properly when loading from another machine in peer to peer. It's only when trying through the Web.

Is there a little detail that I'm missing or am I just not understanding your explanation?

ThanX again

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