GPMC on new W2K8 server: cannot edit GPOs because ActiveX is being blocked
Posted on 2010-11-23
I recently started installing Win 2008 Server at client sites and have run into what I think is an IE configuration problem: whenever I use the GPMC tool (logged in at server as Administrator) and try to edit a GPO, I get a warning titled "Web Browser" that states "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because either: 1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page, or 2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls ..."
This happens on brand new W2K8 installs. Why would MS default IE settings so that we cannot manage GPOs right out of the box?
In IE I have added 127.0.0.1 to Trusted Sites, but that had no effect.
I must be brain dead, as I cannot find a simple solution :)