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ActiveX won't run in some directories?

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I have some code that is supposed to install a game update:

<OBJECT ID="EARTPatchX"  CLASSID="CLSID:54B52E52-8000-4413-BD67-FC7FE24B59F2" CODEBASE="http://files.ea.com/downloads/rtpatch/v3/EARTPX.cab#version=1,0,0,4" WIDTH=0 HEIGHT=0>  

<PARAM name="patchfile" value="ftp://ftp.ea.com/pub/easports/patches/nhl06/en-us/nhl06patch-na.rtp"></PARAM> </OBJECT>


The issue is that the page that does this doesn't work properly in the directory it is design to be in. If I move it to another directory (where another patch page lives) it works. Also if I move an existing working patch page into this new directory it stops working properly. Any ideas? Seems as if I'm missing something in that directory? Is anything required?
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Hi,

Examine the NTFS permissions on the files/folders you are using. (You may have to turn off simple view in folder options in Windows). ISS runs as a very unpriviliged user (IUSR_MachineName, IWAM_MachineName) , and I would guess that user isn't allowed to access your files. To test this easily you can right click the files and folders you need to be accessible, choose properties, choose security. When you're there you can add a reference to the user (or you could use the user "everyone", which I would only reccomend using for testing) and give that user the right "Read & Execute".

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Of course I meant IIS, not ISS *blush*
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