Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:48 AM
I am looking at deploying visio viewer 2010 to all users on a cutomer site, when I attempt to open a visio file the prompt for ActiveX controls appears and I have to select "allow blocked conent" evert time I wish to view the file. I know that if i select "allow active content to run from files on My Computer" it removes this problem however user accounts will not have the right to to do this.
The site is running Vista 32 bit and IE7 - can anyone recommend a solution to stop the activex prompts?
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:48 PMAnswerer
That behavior is occurring by design to prompt for active x controls due to many malicious files that exist. There is not a way to disable the Active X prompts for Visio Viewer 2010 only but all prompts on an Office wide level.
You are correct that it is controlled in that setting or in Internet Explorer where you can disable the Active X prompts. However, I strongly encourage you not to chose this as it leaves you vulnerable to any Active X files, malicious or not.
Have you tested with Internet Explorer 8?
If so, try adding the path where the Visio files are located into a trusted location in Internet Explorer (Tools/Internet Options/Security tab/Trusted sites). If you add a site and it's an internal server, try using a wildcard such as *.yourcompanydomainname.com or *.microsoft.com for example.
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- Marked As Answer by Sally TangModerator Thursday, February 17, 2011 2:45 AM
Sunday, April 29, 2012 10:43 PM
Here is the instructions to resolve this issue,