Excel Toolbar Not Working After Windows Update


After installing the below Windows Updates, Excel Toolbar (developed with ActiveX) stopped working in Excel 2007/2010.

•      Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB2956103)
•      Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 (KB2956142) 32-bit Edition

We tried the workaround from this link(http://blogs.technet.com/b/the_microsoft_excel_support_team_blog/archive/2014/12/11/forms-controls-stop-working-after-december-2014-updates-.aspx), but this didn't helped.

Please let us know the solution for the issue.

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pkoivulaAuthor Commented:
We got an workaround for this issue. the work around is to modify a registry value which will allow the IE to work from the Excel Add-ins.

Change the Registry Value of “excel.exe” to “0”(zero) for all the users using Windows 64-bit and Windows 32-bit OS.
Below is the Registry path for “excel.exe” key for Windows 64/32 bit:

64-Bit: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN]

This will fix the Excel Freezing issue on the 32-bit/64-bit OS machine who have Windows Update (KB2956103/KB2956142)
Rory ArchibaldCommented:
If that fix didn't work, I think your options are either to uninstall the updates, or don't use activeX controls.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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