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Override 'Protected Mode' in IE7 of Windows Vista

Posted on 2006-11-23
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I have this client side ActiveX components for an Intranet site that access certain folders on cliet workstation.

If the Protected Mode of IE7 is ON, it does not allow access to the folders, APIs or the event log. With the Protected Mode switched off, everything works fine. Company policy is not happy about this :(

How do I configure the components to be safe to override this protected mode and make it work.
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The "protected mode" is considered a sandbox for IE7, it has it's own little realm that it functions in and isn't allowed to escape it.

MS has given some API documentaiton that are acceptable when using protected mode.  You can find general information here.

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/02/09/528963.aspx

And the basic intro to the API is here

http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/security/protmode/overviews/pmie_intro.asp

From these you should get enough understanding i hope to resolve whatever API calls you make that violate the low/medium/high integrity levels.
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