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    Security setting (IE6.0)

    I just attempted to go to the windowsupdate section (WinME) and the following statement shows up:
    'current settings prohibit running ActiveX controls'...I hit 'ok'...next page reads:
    'your organization has decided to provide software updates internally,etc' - there is NO organization!
    I go to 'Security'-Trusted sites-I HAD it on 'Custom'...it is now set for 'Low'...I didn't change anything at all.
    What is going on?
    What is/are the proper codings (button markings) for the items listed in this section? Am I supposed to use 'Custom' or 'default' settings???
    Am getting really confused now. It worked perfectly until 6:30PM (my time).
    <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>
    Update: went to the KB-searched for Windowsupdate-ActiveX controls....got Q193385...read it, found out that the windowsupdate site should be on the 'Internet' tab-medium-custom setting with all ActiveX controls are to be set for 'enable'...fixed it..now can access windowsupdate site.
    My questions:
    1. ok before,why did it not let access it just awhile ago?
    2. Is windowsupdate 'supposed' to be under 'Internet' only...why not 'trusted' zones?
    OR...is this just 'one of those things that happens'?

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    Re: Security setting (IE6.0)

    In general, you will want to have "*.microsoft.com" in your Trusted sites. Yes, I know, not everyone trusts Microsoft, but to use WindowsUpdate and to search the KnowledgeBase and use some of their other useful features, it is best to simply "trust" them. At least you know where to find them if you have a problem!

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    Re: Security setting (IE6.0)

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> Microsoft.com was the 2nd one to be in 'Trusted' sites....The Lounge was #1, of course! <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Security setting (IE6.0)

    If you use the * as a wild card -- e.g., "*.microsoft.com" -- you can get to all the different parts of their site -- for example www.microsoft.com, search.microsoft.com, officeupdate.microsoft.com, etc.

    Also, it is VERY helpful to have the "Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 Power Tweaks Web Accessories" that are available near the bottom of <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/previous/webaccess/default.asp>this page</A>. These work in IE6 as well. Once installed, it gives you the option to quickly add the site you are on into your Trusted sites. To do so, you simply the "Tools" menu up top and select "Add to Trusted Zone".

    Give it a try. It is a very nice little addition. If you want to get really snazzy, you can add the "Add to..." items as buttons on your toolbar! Cheers.

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    Re: Security setting (IE6.0)

    Thank you, but I already have all the sites I need listed in the 'Trusted' section.

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