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Hi All,
I have created and .cab file which downloads and installs an activeX control.
As a local admin when i access the webpage, the controls downloads and installs correctly.
However, while logging in as a regular User, it does not.
I have IE5/6 on Win2k/WinXP
Can an ActiveX install no matter what the user permissions on the machine are. Or is there a particular windows user security setting that controls this.

Appreciate the help.
Preetham.
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You have to be member of the local admin group to install activeX

Builtin and predefined groups in Windows 2000 Pro
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/professional/help/windows_security_default_settings.htm

Builtin and predefined groups in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/proddocs/lsm_local_groups.asp

members of the local admin group
1. Start / Run
2. Input CMD
3. Press ENTER
4. Input NET LOCALGROUP ADMINISTRATORS
5. Press ENTER

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HOWTO: Install ActiveX Controls in Internet Explorer Using the Active Directory
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;280579
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How to Publish ActiveX Controls in Windows 2000 Using IntelliMirror
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;241163
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Overview of the Windows Installer Technology
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;242479
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TrywareDK: (or whoever else cares to comment)
280579
241163

I notice that both of these articles claim to apply to W2K.  Do they also apply to XP?
 
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i set user permissions for the user to power user and it works...it has to be atleast power user, else it does not install...
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In reference to 280579 and 241163 make sure to select the option to publish OLE and product information in the Deploy > Advanced section when publishing via AD.
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