Terminal Server Lock Down with Macro Media Authorware

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a Windows 2003 Terminal Server.  That is access a Website that needs to have Macromedia's Authorware ActiveX control Installed.  I also have a GPO that is very tight so that the students (This is for a school system) can only what we want them to do.  When a student logs and they attempt to access the Authorware site they get an "ERROR LOADING" message.  I have narrowed it down to the activex control.  If I move the students to an OU that is un-restricted they are able to access the sight fine.  

Any idea what GPO might be causing the problem.  Or how do I allow this to work.

Thanks for your help.
Question by:sbock100
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    First thing I would try is installing the active x control as and administrator.  

    Second I would try logoning on with and unrestricted  account and accessing the website.  The will put the Active X control in their profile.
       Next backup the default user profile.  Copy c:\documents and settings\default user    to something else.
       Next copy the unrestricted profile to default user.  
         Right click My Computer.
         Advanced Tab
         Select the settings button next to User Profiles
         Click on the Profile you wish to copy.
         Copy to default user
         Under Permited to use:   Select Everyone

    Now all new users will have the Active X control already:
    This is the kind of thing TS administrators should do to make there solutions faster than a regular desktop.

    Author Comment

    Thanks this helped a lot.  I copied the folders under the administrator Application Data Folder to the Default user and everyone was able to access the Activex Control.

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