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How can we prohibit clients to  install ActiveX in general, but not for certain Internet sites controled by Windows 2003 AD group policies

Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Generally we want to prohibit the installation of ActiveX application for all clients, but for certain (Intranet & Internet) sites we want to allow it.
How can we set these rules in our general Windows 2003 AD group policy ?

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Hi Laura

Thanks for your solution. I have found some news and solutions, but it's not exactly they way, we wanna go.
Yes, our clients have XP Service Pack 2.

Is there a solution, where we can accept ActiveX installations (add-ons) for Internet sites and control the whole with group policies ? In VISTA I have seen, that they support this feature.
I'm afraid I don't understand your question.  The link listed above describes the available mechanism to control ActiveX installation in Windows XP.  Vista is a more advanced operating system that has many GPO options available that are not supported by Windows XP - the setting you're describing is likely one of them.


The problem with the group policy setting (Computer Configuration>Administrator templates>Windows components>Internet Explorer>Security Features>Add-on Management) we block as well browser extensions, Browser helper objects, ActiveX....
We can enable (Add-on list) some IE add-on types (with CLSID), but these are to many.

Just we want to block ActiveX, but even enable it for some specific sites. Probably I haven't found the correct solution.
Thanks for your help and answer !

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