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Old 12-29-06, 02:18 PM
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ActiveX installation

I have an unsigned ActiveX control that I need to install. I changed the IE security setting so that it will Prompt me to Download unsigned ActiveX controls. When I go to the web site, I get a pop-up asking me if I want to install the xxxxxx.cab file whose Publisher is Unknown. I click on Install.

And it won't install.

If correctly installed, then the xxxxxxxx.cab file should show up in the C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files folder, but it's not showing up. Any ideas why IE won't install this cab file?


We successfully installed it in one computer, so we know that it's supposed to work that way.
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Old 12-29-06, 02:34 PM
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There's also an option for initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe that you should enable.

Or you could temporarily put that website into IE's trusted sites.
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Old 12-29-06, 02:59 PM
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Yeah, I tried that too (both). To no avail.
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Old 12-29-06, 03:13 PM
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Old 12-29-06, 03:47 PM
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Try adding the site to your "trusted sites" and bump the secutiry to med-low or low. I had a similar situation and that seemed to work.

Or use Firefox. (That worked w/o a hitch)
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Nazgul, yeah, I already tried the Trusted Sites routine with the Low Security setting.

Supposedly, the activex won't work with FF, but haven't tried. Maybe I'll try that now.
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The computer that it worked on didn't happen to belong to the developer of the control, did it? Or be in the same domain as where the control was developed and the computer where it doesn't work is in a different one? There are .NET Framework security issues that could be interfering.
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Old 12-29-06, 05:10 PM
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FF didn't work. The web site doesn't load properly with FF.

The developers (and the web site) are in another country. All the computers at our building belong to one domain.

It's just really frustrating because all the other offices are supposedly doing just fine: the Canadian subsidiary, the South American subsidiaries, the Mexican subsidiary. But the NAHQ offices in the U.S. are having issues.
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Old 12-29-06, 10:53 PM
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Any ideas why IE won't install this cab file?
Maybe you have Windows Encryption Sytem turned on for some folders and it's blocking some files from being moved to another area. I had that problem when some programs, not active-x, wouldn't finish installing.
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