Remote Desktop ActiveX and IE8

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I use IE to connect to a RDP session at my workplace - It all worked until I upgraded to IE8
Now I get told that the required ActiveX control is disabled and to click here to enable it, but when I look in the list of add-ons I can't see it - in fact there appeard to be no add-ons marked as Disabled.

How can I get the RDP to work with IE8 ?
Question by:KCTS
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    Try checkmarking the run as administrator box.
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    I bet it's the same issue that happened when upgrading to IE7

    Click on Tools -> Manage Add-Ons -> Enable or Disable Add-Ons in IE to enable the Terminal Services ActiveX control. If you are unable to see/enable the Terminal Services ActiveX control in IE7 on XPSP3 as a workaround can you try deleting the following registry keys:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{7390f3d8-0439-4c05-91e3-cf5cb290c3d0} HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{4eb89ff4-7f78-4a0f-8b8d-2bf02e94e4b2)

    Once you delete these keys, the activeX control should be enabled in IE7.

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    Author Comment

    Thats done the trick !

    Expert Comment

    Perfect answer, thanks.

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    Any way to do this in Win7 IE9 (the key mentioned does not exist). Thanks (refer Q_27964979)

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