Managing the "Launching Applications and Unsafe Files" Setting

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:30 AM We are often asked about the centralized management of Internet Explorer configuration options for which there are no Group Policy settings included with the default IE GPO templates.  One of the settings that we are asked about the most is the “Launching Applications and Unsafe Files” setting, since that…

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Introduction to ActiveX – Part One

Friday, November 16, 2007 7:27 AM On Tuesday, we wrote about the upcoming changes in behavior for how Internet Explorer handles embedded controls.  Today we’re going to discuss the basics of ActiveX controls themselves – what they are and why they are important.  We’re not going to go into how to create and code ActiveX…

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IE Automatic Component Activation

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 5:00 AM Back in April 2006, Microsoft made a change in how IE handled embedded controls used on some web pages.  These changes resulted in some sites requiring users to “Click to Activate” before they could interact with the control.  Microsoft has now licensed the technologies from Eolas, removing the “Click…

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Internet Explorer and SSL Closure Alerts

Friday, November 09, 2007 6:00 AM Today we’re going to talk about SSL Closure Alerts in Internet Explorer.  This is usually manifested as the user getting the “Page Cannot Be Displayed” error when connecting to a secure website hosted on a non-Microsoft Web Server.  Before we get too deep into the analysis though, it is…

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