Trying to edit a task list in WSS 3 in dataview and getting the error ActiveX are desactivated

Posted on 2011-02-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am using WSS 3 on BPOS.
I have created a task list that I want to edit in Excel.
My local machine is Windows 7 64 with Office 2010 fully installed.
When I click on Edit in Dataview, I get a message box saying that ActiveX are desactivated.
I have setup the IE8 security level at the lower but still not working.
I have checked that I can create a table in Excel and publish it to the SharePoint site, no problem.

Any help apreciated


Question by:QUILLET
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Did you add the site to your local intranet sites or trusted sites?

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Yes it is in the trusted sites
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Ok, with the security settings for trusted sites, did you enable prompting for Active-X controls?
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I have set default security (ie medium) for trusted sites
Prompting for ActiveX is disabled

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Problem solved after reading this article :
and installing SharePoint Designer 2007.


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