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  • Question

  • Need to deploy a 2003 Terminal Server which has a shortcut to a website. This website requires a number of ActiveX Controls to be installed. I have installed the ActiveX Controls while logged in as Administrator. But when a user launches this shortcut, it requires them to also install the ActiveX Controls. I tried copying the Administrator's cookies to the "all user's" profile, but that didn't fix the problem. I have tried this with IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8.
    Is there a way to do this...???
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:08 PM


All replies

  • Have you seen these threads on this topic?


    Have you tried logging in as an admin and installing the control? 

    What about going into install mode and installing it?
    What about using GPO settings? Can you create a computer GPO: Computer Config | Admin Templates | Internet Explorer | Security Features |Add-On Management | Add-on List to allow this addon to be installed?
    Hope this helps,

    Kristin L. Griffin

    Co-Author of the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit (and a SUPER BIG fan of the Microsoft RDV Team!!!) 
    • Marked as answer by Mervyn Zhang Monday, August 17, 2009 6:41 AM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:55 PM
  • I have run in to that myself before.  Every time I have however if the user clicks to install it doesn't actually seem to install anything as the files already exists it just seems to add the info to their profile.  not sure if this is true in your case.
    Dislaimer 1:As usual I could be way off so no playing like I'm Frankenstein. Disclaimer 2: my Speeling and proofing skills are teh fail
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:15 PM
  • Hi,

    If you’re using IE8, you could configure Per-user ActiveX Control:

    Non-Admin ActiveX Controls

    For IE6, IE7, hope the following thread helps:
    Run ocx file as normal user


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by Rong Chen Sunday, August 16, 2009 5:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mervyn Zhang Monday, August 17, 2009 6:41 AM
    Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:15 AM