FIX: Windows Internet Explorer 7 does not download an ActiveX control that is referenced in a CODEBASE attribute when you open a Web page that contains the OBJECT element and the CLSID attribute is missing

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Article ID: 934014 - View products that this article applies to.
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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • A computer is running Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, or Microsoft Windows XP.
  • In Windows Internet Explorer 7, you open a Web page that contains the OBJECT element.
  • The CLSID attribute is missing.
In this scenario, Internet Explorer does not start to download an ActiveX control that is referenced in the CODEBASE attribute.

Cause

This problem occurs because of change in Internet Explorer 7. Internet Explorer 7 requires the CLSID attribute when you use the OBJECT element together with the CODEBASE attribute to download controls.

Resolution

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This fix was first included in security update 939653 (MS07-057). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
939653 MS07-057: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Windows Vista service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

Windows Vista

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to install this hotfix.
Restart requirement
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
Hotfix file information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Urlmon.dll7.00.6000.205651,153,02424-Mar-200702:51x86

Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to install this hotfix.
Restart requirement
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
Hotfix file information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Urlmon.dll7.00.6000.205791,153,53620-Apr-200701:19x86
Microsoft Windows XP
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Urlmon.dll7.00.6000.205791,153,53619-Apr-200718:19x86

Workaround

To work around this problem, include a valid CLSID attribute in the OBJECT element.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

More information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


To enable this hotfix, you must add the
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_PERMIT_ACTIVEX_INSTALLATION_WITHOUT_CLSID_KB934014, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD.
  6. Type Iexplore.exe, and then click OK.
  7. Right-click Iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
  9. Close Registry Editor.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about the OBJECT element, click the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms535859.aspx

Properties

Article ID: 934014 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
Keywords: 
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