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    Introduction to ActiveX - Part Two: Managing ActiveX controls

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    Friday, November 30, 2007 6:26 AM In Part One of our Introduction to ActiveX , we covered the basics of ActiveX controls. Today we're going to go over some ActiveX specifics as they relate to the Internet Explorer environment and the...
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    BHO's, Security and Shell Extensions

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    Tuesday, December 11, 2007 6:08 AM Today we're going to wrap up our overview of Browser Helper Objects with a look at BHO's and Security as well as similarities between BHO's and Shell Extensions. If you recall from our first post on BHO's , a BHO...
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    The Basics of Browser Helper Objects

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    Friday, December 07, 2007 6:00 AM In our last few posts on Internet Explorer, we've looked at ActiveX Controls. Today we're going to take a look at the Basics of Browser Helper Objects (BHO's). We're not going to cover BHO's and Security in this post...
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    Introduction to ActiveX - Part Three: Security and Security Zones

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    Tuesday, December 04, 2007 5:47 AM One of the most common calls that we get relates to the warning dialogs, the "gold bar" message or even the infamous "Red X" image being displayed where the ActiveX control should be loaded. In some instances, the...
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    Managing the "Launching Applications and Unsafe Files" Setting

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    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...
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    Introduction to ActiveX - Part One

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    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...
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    IE Automatic Component Activation

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    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...
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    Internet Explorer and SSL Closure Alerts

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    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...
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    Internet Explorer: A Bigger Cookie Jar

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    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 6:26 AM Although the majority of IE cookie issues are handled by our Developer Support team, every now and then a question about cookies will reach us on the Performance team. Often, the question will revolve around the...
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    Under the Hood: WinINet

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    Tuesday, August 21, 2007 11:19 AM We often have to work with customers to understand why a specific IE scenario fails.  In some instances we may have to enable some custom logging and data collection to get to the root cause.  However, understanding why...
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    IE7 Security Guide and other resources

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    Friday, August 17, 2007 7:20 AM There have been several requests for good IE resources - especially resources pertaining to Internet Explorer 7. The majority of these requests are in reference to three areas - Security, Deployment and Developing...
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    Overview of Internet Explorer Group Policies

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    Friday, July 06, 2007 4:59 AM Today we're going to discuss IE Group Policies. If you're unfamiliar with Group Policies, I highly recommend that you read our earlier post on the Basics of Group Policies . When dealing with IE group policies, there are...
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    Understanding the IE User Agent String

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    Friday, May 11, 2007 5:12 AM Today we're going to discuss the IE User-Agent String - a term with which more administrators are becoming familiar since the launch of IE7. The User-Agent string identifies your browser to the server hosting the site that...
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    Application Compatibility - IE7 Protected Mode

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    Friday, April 20, 2007 4:44 AM On Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 7 runs in Protected Mode, which can help protect users from attack by running the Internet Explorer process with greatly restricted privileges. Protected Mode significantly reduces...
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    IE7 - Tabbed Browsing

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    Friday, March 30, 2007 6:46 AM Tabbed browsing is a new feature in Internet Explorer 7. One question we are frequently asked by administrators is - "How do I control the tab behavior for my users to present a consistent experience?" We are also asked...
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    IE7 - Introducing the Phishing Filter

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    Friday, March 16, 2007 9:37 AM Before looking at the new Phishing Filter for IE7 and what it does, it is important to understand what Phishing is, and some common Phishing techniques. Phishing is a criminal activity. Using social engineering...
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    Blocking Internet Explorer 7 Installations

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    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...
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