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  • Blog Post: How do I test the new out-of-date ActiveX controls feature?

    On the previous blog " How to manage the new "blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls" feature in IE?" we showed you the location and settings for the new out-of-date ActiveX controls feature and on this one, we are outlining the step by step instructions covered in article KB2991000 | Update to block...
  • Blog Post: How to manage the new "blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls" feature in IE?

    In this quick blog post, we are sharing the administrative group policy settings and registry location included in the August 2014 IE cumulative update, that will help you better prepare and manage the new "blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls" feature. For more information on the new changes, please...
  • Blog Post: HOW TO CONFIGURE A PROXY SERVER URL AND PORT USING GPP REGISTRY ?

    Here are the steps on adding a ProxyServer url and Port using Group Policy Preference Registry settings. Requirements: GPMC.MSC Editor From User configuration / Preferences / Windows Settings / Registry Right click on the Registry item and select Registry Item From the New Registry...
  • Blog Post: After installing MS14-021 the Download Manager comes up when I click on the Internet Explorer Icon

    Here is a quick post to provide guidance on how to address a scenario encounter due to a missing IE Cumulative update. If you encounter the scenario where the Download Manager comes up instead of the IE window, when clicking on the Internet Explorer ICON, the installation sequence of the IE updates...
  • Blog Post: Command line options available to uninstall Internet Explorer

    In this blog, I am sharing the commands available to uninstall Internet Explorer. Examples covered in this blog are for: Internet Explorer 9 Internet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 11 Example for uninstalling Internet explorer 9 Log on to the computer by using an administrator...
  • Blog Post: ActiveX GPO is configured to allow regular users install ActiveX Controls but fails with Access is denied when file access auditing is enabled

    Can't get Axis to work and very little clues as to why the activex is not installing? Perhaps, you are hitting this scenario. Assume, you have configured the Axis GPO on your environment to manage Windows 7 client machines. These machines could be running IE8, IE9, IE10 or even IE11. You logon using...
  • Blog Post: Optimizing Performance with automatic Proxyconfiguration scripts (PAC)

    Hi Team, when creating an automatic proxy-configuration script (PAC-filer or also known as wpad.dat), questions arrive on how these could be optimized in order to speed up their performance The functions which can be used in order to evaluate an address (URL and hostname) are explained in the following...
  • Blog Post: User Proxy settings showing up in Local System Account - Correct way to apply Proxy settings

    If you are wondering how your local system account is getting proxy settings even though you have applied proxy settings only for users, this post will help you. Here you will see the proxy settings set in Local system account: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet...
  • Blog Post: IE10 Removing IEMaintenance from Window 7 and Windows 2008 R2

    Hi, we just want to share some information regarding some changes introduced with IE10 that may impact the way you manage your Internet Explore Policies. As the TechNet article " Replacements for Internet Explorer Maintenance " states that: "By default In Windows® 8, the IEM settings have been...
  • Blog Post: Using Internet Component Download in an Enterprise environment

    Hi everybody! As promised, here’s a blog post detailing how to make use of the Internet Component Download feature and a working example on how to benefit from its advantages together with the ActiveX Installer Service. The most common way to invoke an ActiveX control from a webpage is to...
  • Blog Post: Guidelines on enabling, configuring and troubleshooting ActiveX Installer service (Axis)

    Hi everybody! In this Blog you will find instructions on how to locally enable, configure and troubleshoot the AXiS service. The ActiveX Installer Service (AXIS) was first introduced in Windows Vista and currently available in Widows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. The service purpose is to allow IT Admins...
  • Blog Post: Centralized Data and Internet Explorer

    As they become more familiar with the benefits and gains to be realized by working in the cloud, administrators are investigating various methods to centralize user data. Benefits By centralizing data, users will reap the obvious rewards of having their important information accessible to them...
  • Blog Post: Using the IE9 Blocker Toolkit

    Hello everyone! Many enterprise administrators will want to control how and when IE9 is deployed to their organization through Automatic Updates to give them an opportunity to test their applications for compatibility. In this post, we cover answers to some common questions related to the IE9 Blocker...
  • Blog Post: How to configure the IE9 Blocker Toolkit Policy

    Hi everyone! Axel Rivera with another blog that provides a step by step instructions on how to load the IE9 Blocker Administrative Template provided with the IE 9 Toolkit that enables IE Administrators disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 9 as an important class update via Automatic Updates...
  • Blog Post: How can I run a “Fix IT” silently?

    Hi, Axel from the IE Escalation team again with a quick note on how to use a Microsoft Fix IT to remove IE 8 silently . First, I would like to thank the “Fix IT” team for quickly answering my questions about the tools functionality! When I first learned of the Microsoft Fix ITs being available...
  • Blog Post: Using and trouble-shooting the IE 8 Blocker Toolkit

    Hello everyone! Louis Shanks again with some information about the IE 8 Blocker Toolkit along with tips on how to troubleshoot some anticipated issues... What you should know about the IE8 Blocker toolkit: To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date, Microsoft will distribute...
  • Blog Post: How to set IE 8 Blocker policy

    Hi everyone! Axel Rivera again with another blog that provides a step by step instruction on how to implement the new IE 8 Blocker Policy. Here are the steps to setup the IE8 Blocker Policy. Download the Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8 Once you download the...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Blocker Toolkit is now Available!

    IE8 will be available for users of the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, and Windows Server 2008. For Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, the update will be listed as Important. For Windows XP and Windows 2003, the update will be listed as High Priority...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Blocking Internet Explorer 7 Installations

    Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:21 PM One of the more common questions IT Admins and Managers ask us when they call in is "How do we prevent IE7 from installing on our client machines?" Although it seems like a fairly straightforward question there are several scenarios to consider: ...
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