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Microsoft KB Archive/173100

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Cannot Automatically Disable ActiveX, Plug-ins, or Java


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 3.02a, 3.03 for Windows 3.1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 3.02a, 3.03 for Windows NT 3.51


Administrators may find that they are unable to use the Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) or other automatic configuration means (such as an .ins file) to turn off active content (ActiveX, Plug-ins, or Java) for 16-bit Internet Explorer versions 3.02a and 3.03.


By default, the 16-bit versions of Internet Explorer do not have this configuration functionality.


This issue is resolved by the 16-Bit IEAK Configuration Update, which contains the following updated file for Internet Explorer:

   Iedkcs16.dll version (dated 8/7/97) and later 

The 16-Bit IEAK Configuration Update is available in the Iedkcs16.exe downloadable file.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

[GRAPHIC: ]Download Iedkcs16.exe now]

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

Microsoft used the most current virus detection software available on the date of posting to scan this file for viruses. Once posted, the file is housed on secure servers that prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


To use the new Iedkcs16.dll file, you must modify your .ins file as follows. Change the [Security] section as described in the following example.


   Code Download=no 


NOTE: This [Security] section is only an example. Your settings may be different. In this example, ActiveX is turned off while scripts and Java are allowed.

   Run ActiveX Control=0
   Run Scripts=1
   Run Java=1 

NOTE: The [Main] section has a reference to the corresponding entry in the [Security] section. For example, in the [Main] section you may see "Run ActiveX Control." For this functionality to work, you must change the reference in the [Main] section to match that is in the [Security] section.

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbenv kbfile msient msiew31 kbgraphxlinkcritical
Issue type :
Technology : kbIEsearch kbZNotKeyword2 kbIENT351Search kbIE310Search kbZNotKeyword3 kbIE302aWin310 kbIE303Win310 kbIE302aWinNT351 kbIE303WinNT351

Last Reviewed: June 1, 2001
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