What controls active X installers

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Where do I check in IE,6,7,8 to see what allows Active X to be installed or not. I need to identify all settings that will control this and how they have to be set to allow active X to be installed.

Question by:rdefino
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    Accepted Solution

    Close all but one IE window first.

    Tools>Security Tab>Custom Level

    Scroll down to ActiveX controls and Plug-ins
    Select "Enable" for each of these:
     "Download Signed ActiveX Controls," "Run ActiveX Controls and Plug-ins" and "Script ActiveX Controls Marked Safe for Scripting."

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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    ActiveX Opt-In applies to controls run in Internet Explorer and any applications which opt-in to Manage Add-ons through the feature control key. ActiveX Opt-In can be enabled or disabled on a zone-by-zone basis through the IE Security Settings panel. The setting, "Allow previously unused ActiveX controls to run without prompt" enables and disables the feature. By default, ActiveX Opt-In applies to controls used on the Internet and restricted sites zones while controls used on an intranet and trusted sites zones will not be affected by ActiveX Opt-In.  

    You might want to look here and also the security zone that your activex resides read here

    Author Comment

    thanks, I will check on this.

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