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    This is driving me nuts and the staff are on my back...

    I want to allow students to install an ActiveX component from our VLE service provider.

    I recentley upgraded the ADM for internet explorer in group policy and I have tried to play around with the settings, but still not been able to apply the settings that allow the students to install the ActiveX component.

    When I mean students not being to install the ActiveX component, I mean that the prompt does not appear (the blue bar in IE7) on their screens.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

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    Not sure if it helps but I had something similar when I installed the espresso box on our network - it would not [ after GP settings were set ] enter the intranet zone for local addresses which I placed in the GP. [ If it didn't then I would get the annoying popup box everytime they went to a page that had video on ]
    I say it wouldn't, sometimes it would depending on what page / site the user visited first. I ended up forcing through a script the relevant settings so if the user wanted to use espresso it forced the settings I needed - let me know if you want to see the script - its basic and done in AutoIT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Not sure if it helps but I had something similar when I installed the espresso box on our network - it would not [ after GP settings were set ] enter the intranet zone for local addresses which I placed in the GP. [ If it didn't then I would get the annoying popup box everytime they went to a page that had video on ]
    I say it wouldn't, sometimes it would depending on what page / site the user visited first. I ended up forcing through a script the relevant settings so if the user wanted to use espresso it forced the settings I needed - let me know if you want to see the script - its basic and done in AutoIT.

    I would be really grateful if you could show me the script, if it works then at least I would get some breathing space.

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    As requested:

    Code:
    ; AutoIt Version:  	3.2.0.1
    ; Language:        	English
    ; Platform:        	WinXP
    ; Author:          	Matt 
    ; Script Function: 	Launches Espresso after making relevant proxy over-ride settings
    ; Version:			0.5 Beta 1
    ; Date:				Dec 2007
    
    RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main", "First Home Page", "REG_SZ", "http://10.0.0.8")
    			RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main", "Start Page", "REG_SZ", "http://10.0.0.8")
    			RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings", "ProxyServer", "REG_SZ", "0.0.0.0:0000")
    			RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings", "Proxyenable", "REG_DWORD", "1")
    			RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings", "ProxyOverride", "REG_SZ", "intranet;http://10.*;espresso;10.0.0.8")
    			Run('C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe')
    Note: This changes the registry settings and then launches IE, so I have this pointing at a shortcut for espresso [ like a URL shortcut on a desktop ]
    Its also compiled into an .exe - obviously you will have to change the relevant settings for your network and compile it yourself.

    [ 0.0.0.0:0000 ] your proxy - just disguising ours !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    As requested:

    Code:
    ; AutoIt Version:  	3.2.0.1
    ; Language:        	English
    ; Platform:        	WinXP
    ; Author:          	Matt 
    ; Script Function: 	Launches Espresso after making relevant proxy over-ride settings
    ; Version:			0.5 Beta 1
    ; Date:				Dec 2007
    
    RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main", "First Home Page", "REG_SZ", "http://10.0.0.8")
    			RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main", "Start Page", "REG_SZ", "http://10.0.0.8")
    			RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings", "ProxyServer", "REG_SZ", "0.0.0.0:0000")
    			RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings", "Proxyenable", "REG_DWORD", "1")
    			RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings", "ProxyOverride", "REG_SZ", "intranet;http://10.*;espresso;10.0.0.8")
    			Run('C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe')
    Note: This changes the registry settings and then launches IE, so I have this pointing at a shortcut for espresso [ like a URL shortcut on a desktop ]
    Its also compiled into an .exe - obviously you will have to change the relevant settings for your network and compile it yourself.

    [ 0.0.0.0:0000 ] your proxy - just disguising ours !!

    Thanks for the script - I run a very similar one here too. This puts the proxy settings in for the user.

    Would you have a script which applies the ActiveX controller into IE7?

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