Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls

This policy setting manages whether users will be automatically prompted for ActiveX control installations.

If you enable this policy setting, users will receive a prompt when a site instantiates an ActiveX control they do not have installed.

If you disable this policy setting, ActiveX control installations will be blocked using the Notification bar. Users can click on the Notification bar to allow the ActiveX control prompt.

If you do not configure this policy setting, ActiveX control installations will be blocked using the Notification bar. Users can click on the Notification bar to allow the ActiveX control prompt.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls


  1. Enable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\1
    Value Name2201
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Disable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\1
    Value Name2201
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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