Accessing peripherals via IE RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We currently have a web application that contains features to print in very precise locations, scan documents to upload to our server.  For one client we have implemented a ClickOnce implementation and they are able to use proxy bypass settings to make this work in their environment.  For another client the proxy bypass is not an option and as a result when have implemented a solution where a .msi is installed on the machine via SCCM.   As it turns out there are now concerns that the roll out of these .msi will take long periods of time and hence we are being pressured to prove that in IE11 does not have workarounds to allow you to communicate to these peripherals without the need of a download.   I am looking for a Microsoft link or a discussion or even a reply to this question that states that something has to be downloaded to the client machine in order to do this.   

    • Edited by 11Stevec Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:45 PM
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:45 PM

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  • Hi,

    IE has security zones which enforces restrictions on how ActiveX controls and Web browser automation  (print jobs). Use the File>Properties menu in IE to confirm that your intranet application is mapped to the Trusted or Intranet zone.

    Settings for the default printer can be configured in the users profile with GPO.

    Without more information (error messages/screen shots) it is hard to give another suggestion.. You should avoid using third party ActiveX controls (what does your msi install? an ActiveX control or a batch file) may be that the clients security zone mappings don't allow automation or ActiveX controls to work in IE. Use the Tools>Manage Addons>show currently loaded addons.... to confirm the state and bitness (x86 or x64) of any ActiveX controls you are distributing in your msi package.


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    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:52 PM