Ever try and surf the net on your Windows 2003 server at work….

…and receive the following informational box “Your security settings do not allow Web Sites to use ActiveX controls installed on your computer. This page may not display correctly. Click here for options.” in Internet Explorer?

Here’s how to enable ActiveX!

  1. Access your Internet options from the Windows Control Panel or by selecting Tools > Internet Options in Internet Explorer.
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Click Custom Level.
  4. Scroll through the list of security options and set:
    • Download Signed ActiveX controls > Enable or Prompt
    • Run ActiveX Controls and Plug-ins > Enable or Prompt
    • Script ActiveX Controls Marked Safe For Scripting > Enable or Prompt
    • File Download > Enable
    • Allow Script-initiated Windows Without Size Or Position Constraints > Enable
    • Active Scripting > Enable or Prompt
  5. Click OK; click OK again.

  1 comment for “Ever try and surf the net on your Windows 2003 server at work….

  1. February 28, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I’ve Never come across this mishap, but should I, I now know how to correct the problem.

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