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Introduction

Microsoft is releasing an Internet Explorer Automatic Component Activation (IE ACA) update that will disable the “Click to activate” behavior of the Internet Explorer ActiveX update that was originally released in April 2006 in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 912812. This IE ACA Preview update affects the following products:
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP2
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 SP1
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 SP1, Itanium-based versions
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP SP2
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 SP1
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • IE ACA Preview for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista

More information

When you deploy the IE ACA update, it disables the "Click to activate" behavior of the Internet Explorer ActiveX update that is contained in update KB942615. The other security updates that are contained in update KB942615 are still present and are still functional.

We strongly recommend that you deploy this IE ACA update only to computers for testing before the "Click to activate" behavior is permanently removed in the Internet Explorer cumulative update that is planned for April 2008. Removing the "Click to activate" behavior from Internet Explorer will require no changes to existing Web pages. Additionally, the removal of this behavior will not require new actions for developers to create new pages. All pages that previously required the "Click to activate" behaviorwill no longer require that the user manually enables an ActiveX control. ActiveX controls will continue to function as they did before this change was made to the "Click to activate" behavior.

Notice

Users must deploy the IE ACA update on computers on which Internet Explorer security update MS07-069 is applied. This makes sure that the computers are up to date with functionality that is required and with security fixes. Applying the IE ACA Preview without MS07-069 will not guarantee that Internet Explorer functions correctly.

Although no compatibility risks are expected with the removal of the "Click to activate" behavior, we encourage our partners to test and to report any application compatibility issues that are found to Microsoft Support. Applications are expected to function correctly after the removal of the "Click to activate "behavior.

Web browser hosts

The following hard-coded applications will no longer be opt-in applications to the "Click to activate" behavior:
  • Windows Explorer
  • Internet Explorer
  • MSN Explorer
  • AOL Explorer
  • AOL 8.0
  • AOL 9.0
  • CompuServe 2000
  • AIM
  • NetCaptor
  • Browse3D
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • Macromedia Contribute
  • Netscape 8 when it uses Internet Explorer as the rendering engine
After you apply the IE ACA update, the following registry subkey that enables the "Click to activate" behavior will no longer be used:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (or HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ENABLE_ACTIVEX_INACTIVATE_MODE
Applications that host the Web Object Control (WebOC) or MSHTML can continue to enable the "Click to activate" behavior by using the DOCHOSTUI flag to enable interactive control blocking. To do this, add the DOCHOSTUIFLAG_ENABLE_ACTIVEX_INACTIVATE_MODE flag to the dwFlags parameter of your DOCHOSTUIINFO structure, as shown in the following example.
HRESULT GetHostInfo(DOCHOSTUIINFO *pInfo) { ... pInfo->cbSize = sizeof(DOCHOSTUIINFO); pInfo->dwFlags = { Other DOCHOSTUIFLAGs } | DOCHOSTUIFLAG_ENABLE_ACTIVEX_INACTIVATE_MODE; ... return S_OK; }

Deployment

We recommend that you apply this update to computers only to test the functionality of your applications and of Web sites.

Users must deploy the IE ACA update on computers on which Internet Explorer security update MS07-069 is applied. This makes sure that the computers are up to date with functionality that is required and with security fixes.

Restart requirement

Installation of this IE ACA update may require a restart if the Mshtml.dll file is being used during installation.

Download information

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP
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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3F8BA2AA-ED73-4764-A56D-9515A9C500DE&displaylang=en)

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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=ACC5EFE4-0DBC-4C38-A695-AEE1E263DDC2&displaylang=en)
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003
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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B4AC1E4C-407F-4F86-A5F6-B5A88449E80D&displaylang=en)

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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 64-bit Itanium Edition (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=48B8F5BB-F479-467D-8324-36C4292C32D8&displaylang=en)

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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0D4A241A-22DA-45F1-BD19-36E19D70E4E4&displaylang=en)
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=48BA80A0-697F-480A-A188-95C576D8A8BB&displaylang=en)

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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2BEDF591-79A8-40F9-A0BB-064AC1EF4D3F&displaylang=en)
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F5E3FCAC-C16D-4C94-B74D-3FDA50B16F67&displaylang=en)

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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 64-bit Itanium Edition (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=00159DE3-79AA-49D5-9228-D2B3AF47A592&displaylang=en)

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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation Preview for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D09A880E-8CA0-45BB-AC49-9000B4CF1B22&displaylang=en)
Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AB35581A-3ECB-46A1-93F2-F6313E34468A&displaylang=en)

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Download the IE Automatic Component Activation update for Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB945007) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F86A4312-9BB5-4114-836A-C2C56CAA75D1&displaylang=en)

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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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.
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP with SP2
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform SP requirement Service branch
Mshtml.dll 6.0.2900.3252 3,059,200 13-Nov-07 10:51 x86 SP2 SP2G
Mshtml.dll 6.0.2900.3252 3,066,880 13-Nov-07 10:53 x86 SP2 SP2Q
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and Windows Server 2003 with SP2. x86-based versions
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform SP requirement Service branch
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 3,156,480 14-Nov-07 2:41 x86 SP1 SP1G
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 3,160,064 14-Nov-07 2:41 x86 SP1 SP1Q
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.4188 3,132,928 14-Nov-07 2:41 x86 SP2 SP1G
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.4188 3,135,488 14-Nov-07 2:41 x86 SP2 SP1Q
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 with SP1, and Windows Server 2003 with SP2, x64-based versions
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform SP requirement Service branch
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 5,999,104 14-Nov-07 3:14 Not Applicable SP1 SP1G
Wmshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 3,156,480 14-Nov-07 3:14 x86 SP1 WOW
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 6,003,712 14-Nov-07 3:18 Not Applicable SP1 SP1Q
Wmshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 3,160,064 14-Nov-07 3:18 x86 SP1 WOW
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.4188 6,002,688 14-Nov-07 3:25 Not Applicable SP2 SP1G
Wmshtml.dll 6.0.3790.4188 3,132,928 14-Nov-07 3:25 x86 SP2 WOW
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.4188 6,006,272 14-Nov-07 3:14 Not Applicable SP2 SP1Q
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Itanium-based versions
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform SP requirement Service branch
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 9,366,528 14-Nov-07 3:11 IA-64 SP1 SP1G
Wmshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 3,156,480 14-Nov-07 3:12 x86 SP1 WOW
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 9,376,256 14-Nov-07 3:14 IA-64 SP1 SP1Q
Wmshtml.dll 6.0.3790.3043 3,160,064 14-Nov-07 3:14 x86 SP1 WOW
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.4188 9,373,184 14-Nov-07 3:23 IA-64 SP2 SP2G
Wmshtml.dll 6.0.3790.4188 3,132,928 14-Nov-07 3:23 x86 SP2 WOW
Mshtml.dll 6.0.3790.4188 9,381,888 14-Nov-07 3:11 IA-64 SP2 SP2Q
Wmshtml.dll 6.0.3790.4188 3,135,488 14-Nov-07 3:11 x86 SP2 WOW
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform SP requirement Service branch
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16595 3,591,168 13-Nov-07 11:09 x86 None GDR
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.20719 3,593,728 13-Nov-07 11:09 x86 None LDR
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16595 5,678,080 13-Nov-07 11:15 Amd64 None GDR
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.20719 5,680,128 13-Nov-07 11:15 Amd64 None LDR
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16595 3,591,168 13-Nov-07 11:15 x64 None GDR
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.20719 3,593,728 13-Nov-07 11:15 x64 None LDR
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP with SP2
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform SP requirement Service branch
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16595 3,591,168 15-Nov-07 5:35 x86 SP2 SP1G
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16386 3,593,728 15-Nov-07 5:35 x86 SP2 SP1Q
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 with SP1, and Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 with SP2
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform SP requirement Service branch
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16595 3,591,168 14-Nov-07 1:47 x86 SP1 GDR
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16386 3,593,728 14-Nov-07 1:47 x86 SP1 QFE
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16386 5,678,080 14-Nov-07 11:50 x64 SP1 GDR
WMshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16595 3,591,168 14-Nov-07 11:50 x64 SP1 WOW
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.20719 5,680,128 14-Nov-07 11:46 x64 SP1 QFE
WMshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16386 3,593,728 14-Nov-07 11:46 x64 SP1 WOW
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16595 10,050,048 15-Nov-07 2:31 IA-64 SP1 GDR
WMshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16595 3,591,168 15-Nov-07 2:31 IA-64 SP1 WOW
Mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.20719 10,056,192 14-Nov-07 11:38 IA-64 SP1 QFE
WMshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16386 3,593,728 14-Nov-07 11:39 IA-64 SP1 WOW

Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

If your hardware came with a Microsoft Windows x64 edition already installed, your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for the Windows x64 edition. In this case, your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation by using unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you must have technical help with a Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware. If you purchased a Windows x64 edition such as a Windows Server 2003 x64 edition separately, contact Microsoft for technical support.

For product information about Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx)
For product information about x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/editions.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/editions.mspx)
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
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