Problem with ADODB.stream with Windows XP Home
Posted on 2004-11-04
Our internet-based software uses the ADODB.Stream to load a text file to the client computer in order to generate client-side forms in Microsoft Word. This works fine in Windows 2000 and XP Pro. On Windows XP Home however, the same event doesn't universally run at all. The only problem that we ran across all Microsoft platforms was the Microsoft update that disables the ADODB.Stream event from Internet Explorer. That was resolved with a simple registry hack to the ActiveX compatibility for Internet Explorer. Here is where it gets weirder though... this event runs fine on all of our company PCs running XP home. Is there anything that we are over looking that could possibly block this event?
One possibility that we were tossing around was possibly interference from viruses that attacked the system. Theoretically, if a virus used this event to propagate or infect, then a virus scanner would then have the authority to block that event from running. Another idea that we had was maybe interference from the Windows Firewall. If the ADODB.Stream was damaged or changed, how do we fix that or correct the problem.