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Message in the Information bar in Internet Explorer 7 when you browse to a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site or to a SharePoint Server 2007 site: "The Web site wants to run the following add-on: 'Name ActiveX Control'"
Article ID: 931509 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario. You use Windows Internet Explorer 7 to browse to a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site or to a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site. The SharePoint site is located in the Internet zone. Additionally, the SharePoint site has online presence enabled. When you browse to the SharePoint site, you receive the following message in the Information bar in Internet Explorer 7:
This issue occurs if the Name ActiveX control (Name.dll) is not added to the list of preapproved controls in Internet Explorer 7. The Name ActiveX control is included in the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation.
Method 1: Add the SharePoint site to the Trusted Sites list in Internet Explorer 7 on the Windows client computerAdd the SharePoint site to the Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer 7 on the Microsoft Windows client computer. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 2: Configure the master page of the SharePoint site on the front-end Web serverIf the SharePoint site does not require online presence for anonymous users, configure the master page of the SharePoint site to use a new InitNoPresence.js file. Note: Disabling this control can also disable the Multiple Document Upload control for the affected audience which is why it is recommended to target the change below to anonymous users only. To do this, follow these steps:
Article ID: 931509 - Last Review: September 22, 2011 - Revision: 8.0