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After installing update KB3032359 my ActiveX controls don't install on IE11 or IE9 RRS feed

  • Question

  • So basically I have an ActiveX control which previously installed using a signed cab with the following html

    <object id="editor" height="100%" width="100%"
            classid="clsid:EA47DB16-9272-4CB3-A800-C369A479396A" codebase="cab\DocEditor.cab#Version=60,11,1,0" VIEWASTEXT>

    It still installs correctly on a Windows 8 using IE10 version 10.0.9200.17267 10.0.25 and on Windows 7 using IE11 version 11.0.9600.17633 11.0.16

    However on two Windows 7 environments one with IE11 version 11.0.9600.17691 11.0.17 and one with IE9 version 9.0.8112.16421 9.0.36 after update KB3032359 is installed it no longer does.

    I get the IE prompt asking whether or not to install the signed cab followed by the UAC Windows MsgBox and I allow both but the control does not install

    Why is this?

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:03 PM

Answers

  • I uninstalled KB3032359 and still have the issue - so it's not a problem due to KB3032359
    • Marked as answer by JimWard2014 Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:55 PM
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:54 PM

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  • And additionally I don't have UAC disabled and the host site is a trusted site
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:55 PM
  • Hi,

    To find out whether this issue is related to the specific update, I recommend you temporarily uninstall the updates KB3032359 and install the ActiveX control again, check the result.

    Since this issue is mostly related to the ActiveX controls design, so it's recommend to post in the Internet Explorer Extension Dev forum

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/home?forum=ieextensiondevelopment


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

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:10 AM
  • I uninstalled KB3032359 and still have the issue - so it's not a problem due to KB3032359
    • Marked as answer by JimWard2014 Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:55 PM
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:54 PM
  • Hi,

    So from our test, update KB3032359 should not be the culprit, I suspect whether this issue is caused by any configurations changed recently, if possible, I would take a mahcine as a test, reset IE settings (tools\internet optionds\Advanced\Reset) or just return the system to a previous state with system restore point, check the issue again.

    As mentioned in my previouse posts, it's recommended to post in msdn forum to further discuss this issue.


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

    Monday, March 23, 2015 1:45 AM
  • I have some more information on the issue. Actually, I believe the entire logic for ActiveX filtering for Trusted Sites is broken in a recent MS cumulative update patch.

    The issue can be reproduced for any ActiveX if the site is listed in Trusted Sites in MSIE (tested on 11.0.9600.17691 (KB3032359)).  Basically, with the recent patch, no ActiveX will execute if the site is listed as a "Trusted Site".  Once you remove the site from "Trusted Sites", the ActiveX will execute.

    We have tried to add the site to an allowed list of ActivexFilterExceptions in the registry. No luck.

    We tried disabling ActiveX Filtering for Trusted Sites. No luck.


    Friday, April 10, 2015 8:06 PM