An update to add support to wildcard characters for the ActiveX Installer Service (AxIS) in Windows Vista

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Introduction

In Windows Vista, the ActiveX Installer Service (AxIS) lets a nonadministrative user install an ActiveX control in Internet Explorer when the user visits a Website. The ActiveX Installer Service determines whether ActiveX controls can be installed by checking whether the host URL that requests the ActiveX control installation is approved in the ActiveX installation policy for sites in Trusted zones Group Policy setting. This does not apply to the Approved Installation Sites for ActiveX Controls Group Policy setting, as wild cards are ignored. In this manner, administrators can configure the Group Policy setting to control the sites from which a user can install ActiveX controls.

Note For more information about AxIS, including Group Policy settings, go to the following Microsoft Website:
How to implement and administer the ActiveX Installer service


Microsoft has released an update for AxIS. This update enables you to use wildcard characters when you try to add a host URL in the Group Policy setting. This makes it more convenient for you to configure the ActiveX Installer Service.

More information

Update information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

File information

The English version of this update 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.
Windows Vista file information note

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately . MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Activexinstallservice.admxNot Applicable4,71706-Nov-200823:19Not Applicable
Axinstsv.dll6.0.6001.2234876,80008-Jan-200904:50x86
Axinstui.exe6.0.6001.2234857,85608-Jan-200902:34x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Activexinstallservice.admxNot Applicable4,71706-Nov-200808:31Not Applicable
Axinstsv.dll6.0.6001.2234897,79208-Jan-200905:11x64
Axinstui.exe6.0.6001.2234858,88008-Jan-200903:04x64

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about AxIS, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721964.aspx
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

Additional file information for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista

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File namePackage_for_kb951541_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size8,259
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,432
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size15,104
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,424
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size15,574
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,432
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-axinstallservice-adm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_76494a2ac3d2da58.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,958
Date (UTC)08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)06:01
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-axinstallservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_d76bb21c8a241eeb.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size20,460
Date (UTC)08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)06:02

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista

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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-axinstallservice-adm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_d267e5ae7c304b8e.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,964
Date (UTC)08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)07:33
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-axinstallservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_338a4da042819021.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size20,494
Date (UTC)08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)07:34
File namePackage_for_kb951541_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size8,317
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,440
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size15,228
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,432
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size15,702
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07
File namePackage_for_kb951541_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,440
Date (UTC)09-Jan-2009
Time (UTC)01:07

Properties

Article ID: 951541 - Last Review: August 3, 2012 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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