13 May, 2012

SP 2010 - Loading the Document Information Panel in MS Word throws a warning when 'Run ActiveX controls & PlugIns' for internet zone is set to 'Administrator Approved'

While working on document panel recently, I came across the strange error:

If a site falls in the intranet zone and the internet security setting “Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins” for the internet zone is configured to “Administrator Approved” and a user tries to create a new document within a document library, they gets the following warning

Microsoft InfoPath
One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because either:

1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page, or
2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls.

As a result, the page might not display correctly.

Not able to find out the root cause behind this but wanted to share the step that leads to resolve this issue:

Note: before making any changes to the registry, I can suggest you to take the backup so that in case anything goes wrong then we can restore t easily.

Roll out the following registry modification to all users:
-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\AllowedControls

- Create a new DWORD value that is the GUID for the Managed Metadata control, which is: {64247C52-5C34-4597-B2A3-17BF5617F17F}

- Set this value to: 0

That’s it and your issue will be resolved J J

Please let me know in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information. I am providing some links to all of you relates to same as how to take the registry backup.

Microsoft has published a document on this:

How to take registry backup in windows 7

How to take registry backup in windows XP