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How to configure ActiveX using GPO on windows 2003

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  • Hi Experts,

    I am able to configure the Active X setting "Approved Installation Sites for ActiveX Controls Properties" on Local Group Policy and can add URL's after enabling the setting.

    How do i do these setting in Windows Server 2003 Group Policy ?

    Thanks....

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:18 AM

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  • Hi Amitkumar_Patil_India,

    In 2003 platform I usually convert activex exe or cab file to MSI package, then deploy them via GPO, However, most ActiveX controls must be installed by a member of the Administrators group and many organizations have configured or want to configure their users to run as standard users, which are non-administrative users that are members of the Users group. As a result, organizations have to repackage and deploy the ActiveX controls to the users.

    In addition, many of these ActiveX controls must be regularly updated. Many organizations find this to be a difficult and costly process to manage for standard users.

    With Windows Vista, you can now easily deploy and update ActiveX controls in a standard user environment. The ActiveX Installer Service enables you to use Group Policy to define approved host URLs that standard users can use to install ActiveX controls.

    The ActiveX Installer Service in Windows Vista

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2007.07.axis.aspx

    Implementing and Administering the ActiveX Installer Service

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721964(v=ws.10).aspx

    I’m glad to be of help to you!


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    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:25 AM
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  • > How do i do these setting in *Windows Server 2003 Group Policy ?*
     
    You cannot. Use a Vista or newer client.
     

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    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:40 AM
  • Hi Amitkumar_Patil_India,

    In 2003 platform I usually convert activex exe or cab file to MSI package, then deploy them via GPO, However, most ActiveX controls must be installed by a member of the Administrators group and many organizations have configured or want to configure their users to run as standard users, which are non-administrative users that are members of the Users group. As a result, organizations have to repackage and deploy the ActiveX controls to the users.

    In addition, many of these ActiveX controls must be regularly updated. Many organizations find this to be a difficult and costly process to manage for standard users.

    With Windows Vista, you can now easily deploy and update ActiveX controls in a standard user environment. The ActiveX Installer Service enables you to use Group Policy to define approved host URLs that standard users can use to install ActiveX controls.

    The ActiveX Installer Service in Windows Vista

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2007.07.axis.aspx

    Implementing and Administering the ActiveX Installer Service

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721964(v=ws.10).aspx

    I’m glad to be of help to you!


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:25 AM
    Moderator