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When you call the CreateObject function from a client-side script, the following error message appears:
This can happen for many reasons. In this case, the script may work locally or when accessed from other computers.
ActiveX component can't create object: 'createobject'
The default security settings for Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Explorer 4.0 Service Pack 1 (version 4.72.3110.8) are slightly different than Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (version 4.72.2106.8). In the original release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0, the security setting Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe was set to Prompt by default so that users would be prompted whether or not to continue. In Internet Explorer 4.0 Service Pack 1 and later, this option is set to Disable by default.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps on the client computer:
This error also occurs when the component is not installed correctly. As a result, the component cannot create the object.
Article ID: 195826 - Last Review: May 12, 2003 - Revision: 2.0
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