[THIN] Re: Rolling out/Packaging IE Plugins

  • From: "Braebaum, Neil" <Neil.Braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 10:10:23 +0100

I can see the point Chris makes, in that there is a perceived "gap" in
dealing with this type of content.

But traditional app deployment should be able to deal, and ISVs would
likely feel that they automagically deal with deployment merely by the
use of ActiveX controls.

The restrictions or problems that occur in locked-down environments,
tend to be merely (as you hint) not knowing all the salient details, and
the rights issue with installation of certain types of software /
content - it's one thing to permit / block the mechanism, it's another
to provide a blend of the rights / permissions for this to work.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mack, Rick
> Sent: 30 April 2004 12:20
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Rolling out/Packaging IE Plugins
> Hi,
> You can allow or disallow activex controls in a group policy. 
> The only gotcha is that any activex controls not on the 
> default list will have to be manually added to the group policy.
> It's not big deal though once you get the classid  of the 
> activex control. It's normally visible in the properties of 
> the control as senn in %systemroot%\downloaded program files.
> regards,
> Rick
> Ulrich Mack
> Volante Systems
> ________________________________
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Chris Lynch
> Sent: Fri 30/04/2004 5:53 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Rolling out/Packaging IE Plugins
> I do agree with your comments.  However, I have a client that 
> would like to automate this process as much as possible.  
> BUT, this isn't for a MF environment.  It's for their locked 
> down desktops.  The users obviously don't have the necessary 
> rights to install ActiveX controls.  They want their users to 
> send in a request for the ActiveX control.  If approved, they 
> would distribute it to their clients.
> I'm sure that someone out there has attempted this before, right?
> Chris

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