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Screwed Up Security Policies


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#1 wmcdon7160

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 07:33 PM

I am running XP Pro SP2 and IE7

I was trying to access a new security camera installation and it kept asking me for ActiveX permission. I kept saying 'install', but it still finally said that it would not install a program because the publisher could not be verified. I added to the trusted sites... but no change.

I edited the Group Policy and Security Policy, the IE-->Tools options

Now it tells me... "your security settings do not allow websites to use ActiveX controls installed on your computer..."

It also won't start MSN Messenger or MS Defender saying the services can't start because of security settings.

I've tried System Restore, but it didn't fix anything??

Is there anyway to reset everything?

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 08:10 AM

Security systems use a lot of proprietary software and hardware. I've found that the best place to find fixes for these problems is at the system maker's website.

Just a thought - but did this start to occur after installing IE7? It could be a problem with the new "protected mode" that IE7 uses.
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:30 AM

Thanks, but this is simply the windows settings in gpedit.msc, secpol.msc and IE Tools. Everything was working fine before I made changes in those areas, so I'd still like to know how to reset those to the windows defaults.

As far as the "protected mode" goes. What is it and how do I edit it?

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 02:18 PM

I haven't looked at the policies for IE7 yet, so I'm of no help there.

Protected mode is built into IE7 and it's supposed to offer more protection while you surf. You can disable it in the Security policies, but once again I'm not familiar with it.

My main concern with it is that I couldn't open a document on my local system in the same set of tabs that I surf the web with. I keep a tab open in my browser with my bookmarks displayed - and since IE7 wouldn't do it, I switched back to Firefox.
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