For the love of science please fix your Name ActiveX Control Problem

Posted Monday, May 5, 2008 1:39 PM by CoreyRoth

I am astonished with how many public facing SharePoint sites are out there without this problem fixed.  You know the one I am talking about.

The Web site wants to run the following add-on: 'Name ActiveX Control' from 'Microsoft Corporation'. If you trust the Web site and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here...

As you may know, this issue only occurs when running Internet Explorer 7 when visiting a SharePoint site in the Internet Zone.  Microsoft describes the issue here in KB931509.  Here is an easy solution to fix it.  I just find this issue so annoying and it really detracts from the quality of the site when it is this easy to take care.  Does it bother you?  Maybe it's just me and there aren't that many people using IE7.  I thought the adoption rate on IE7 was increasing though.  Either that or people just don't know its occurring.

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