Friday, February 15, 2013 6:56 PM
I am experiencing an issue with a local website (running on C:\foldername...) on a Surface Pro with Windows 8. This same application is running fine on other Windows 8 machines and on Windows 7 machines as well.
I am getting the "Automation server can't create object" which I've found all over the internet. The proposed solution was to set the site to a trusted site and change the security for active X to enable in security > trusted sites.
Problem #1 - I can't get it to add C:\... to trusted sites. And from what I've read, I shouldn't have to.
Problem #2 - If I change these setting for the "Internet zone" it actually works and doesn't give me that error! I'm not sure why C:\ would be in the internet zone, but it seems to be.
Problem #2b: With the setting described in #2 IE won't stop bugging me to change the settings back. Also, it isn't a very secure way to go about things.
Problem #2c: Also related to #2, I am getting a permission denied on XMLHTTPRequest to a web service set up on Localhost.
These all seem to relate to the fact that the web site is being run locally from the C:\
Friday, February 15, 2013 11:04 PM
websites don't 'run' under the local file system....
IE maps local files (viz: file: or res: protocols) to the internet zone...
you need to add the Mark of the Web to your page
Internet Options>Advanced tab, check "enable active content to run in files on my computer"
Do NOT use the applet tag... Java RT classes seem to be having some big time problems with object tags...
bug reports can be submitted to http://connect.microsoft.com/ie
there are still some outstanding issues with running local content with IE10