Trusted sites and unsigned ActiveX's in Windows 2000
Posted on 2003-03-27
I have written some activex controls for internal use.They are not signed. I have added the server the control is served from to the trusted sites list in the security settings in internet explorer so users can use the unsigned controls.
This mehtod works great in Win9x,ME,XP Pro, XP home .. the users are prompted that the control is unsigned and may be unsafe and when they accept the control is loaded and runs properly. However in Windows 2000 Pro they are prompted the same way but instead of running the control an x or dot appears where the control should be and nothing happens, the browser says there are errors on the page (the error would be : 'control.method' does not support this property or method, basically means the control was not loaded, because that property or method is supported by the control)
I am posting here because the control works the way it should in all other os's except win2k. i'll post in the programming section later if no solution, rather than post to both at the same time.
Problem os : Win2k Pro, IE 5.0 and up, Service Pack 3