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Have to close and reopen IE to get ActiveX to work

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  • Hello,

    I am a network admin deploying Windows Server 2008r2 with Internet Explorer 9 as terminal servers, I am having trouble with an ActiveX element in one of our internal pages. The page requests the CAB file with three files being an INF, OCX & a DLL. 

    Running the page as an Administrator. Opening the page for the first time, IE hangs as it gets the CAB file and then will present UAC to allow it to install the ActiveX as an Add On for IE. Each time you come to the page after it will work fine. 

    Running the page as a user, Every time the user access the page after logging on IE hangs and then will put a red cross in the ActiveX section of the page. If you then close and reopen IE it will then allow the ActiveX element of the page to work fine. The issue is that the user would have to do this each time they logged on. 

    Why does the page not work first time the users access the page?

    Regards,

    Mark

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 4:31 PM

Answers

  • Issue was caused by the first page being opened on login. Have disabled the webpage opening each time the user logs on and that has solved the issue. 
    • Marked as answer by MP_GD Friday, September 18, 2015 2:36 PM
    Friday, September 18, 2015 2:36 PM