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I'm having a problem with active X  and VNC.

Some of our employee's check job sites and computers by logging in with VNC. All the time either an Active X windows pops up or a link to click to install VNC with no active x appears.
I have installed the VNC with no Active X and the link still shows up (even after a reboot).
I have set the site that they log into for the VNC connects as a local intranet site and set the security level as low for all local sites.
I'm still having the same issue.
Is there anyway to get Active X to work on pc's were the user doesn't have local admin rights?

The computers are running IE8 and XP Pro.
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In Windows Vista em Higher, ActiveX can be installed for the current user only. All settings go to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive of the Registry.
With XP, ActiveX is installed only in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. This means that only Administrators can install because only Administrators can create new keys there.
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hmm ok.

Is there a way then to either package up the activeX into either an MSI or something so I can do a runas while the user is logged in to install the activeX contoller?
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Have a look at this article, it may be what you are looking for:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/280579
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i shall give that article a try and update this tomorrow.
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Thanks pasolo,

this has put me in the correct direction. Microsoft's pages are a little out of date but I am still able to figure it out.
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The Microsoft link got me where I needed to go and from there was able to figure out what I need to do. The Microsoft links are old and out of date but the theory/concept still stands behind the old solutions, which allowed me to find the answer.
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I am happy for having provided you with a valuable contribution. Thank you!
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