Internet explorer security warning, cab-file (Vista), howto enable for non admin users (domain)

Posted on 2013-11-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-26

We have this application which runs from a website and requires a CAB to install. We have Vista pc's with UAC enabled.
How can we make sure this cab-file can install without disabling UAC or giving administrative priviliges? Pc is member of domain in which Windows 2008 & 2003 DC's.

Note: it's a cab-file, not an ocx (active-x), not sure what the difference between those is ...

Question by:janhoedt
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Jaihunt earned 500 total points
ID: 39658611
Configure the trusted site and activex control in the GPO and add the site in it.

 Also configure the active X control also. which will enable to run any active X scripts run.

Please check the below link to configure trusted sites, Intranet sites in GPO

Note: The value field can take the following values:
• (Value = 1) Intranet zone,
• (Value = 2) Trusted Sites zone,
• (Value = 3) Internet zone
(Value = 4) Restricted Sites zone

Reference: for cab file installation

Author Comment

ID: 39659000
Thanks. Actually the site is already in trusted sites, but that did not help.

Note: the activex is a ocx, not a cab, right?
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Expert Comment

ID: 39659008
Add the site in active x control also. Which should Work
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Expert Comment

ID: 39659154
You cannot configure that in IE options. You will need to deploy that software using software deployment methods or scripts. To get further help here, we would need details or, at best, access to that site itself.

Author Comment

ID: 39665202
Please clarify since 2 options are there:
1,activexinstaller service: the site is in it already
2,installing in software deployment: how can I fetch the cab file, it prompts for install but I don't find it on my local disk?

3,activex is an ocx-file, the installation prompts for a cab-file ...

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Expert Comment

ID: 39665211
In 2. you ask me for details, while I asked you first "To get further help here, we would need details or, at best, access to that site itself" - I am afraid it's your turn :)
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ID: 39676972
How did you solve it, if I may ask?

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