Java .cab File Installation from .hta File Does Not Work

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Symptoms

When you are running an HTML program (an .hta file), Internet Explorer does not run a Java program that is packaged in a signed .cab file and the following error message is displayed:
Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, the page may not display correctly.
This issue does not occur if:
  • The .hta program uses a signed .cab file that contains ActiveX controls.
  • You are using an HTML file instead of an .hta file.

Cause

This behavior occurs because Mshtml.dll does not check the security zone correctly for .hta files.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack
The English version of this fix for Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time   Version        Size       File name   Platform
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   08/03/2001  11:40  5.50.4615.700  2,745,104  Mshtml.dll  Intel
				

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.5 Service Pack 2.

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Article ID: 288973 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbfix kbie550presp2fix kbprb KB288973

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