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“Allow active content to run files on My Computer” Group Policy Setting Does Not Work as Expected on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista RSAT

If you use Windows Server 2008 or the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows Vista to enable the Group Policy Preference setting Allow active content to run files on My Computer the setting will remain disabled when the policy is applied on the client computers. If you disable the policy setting, you will find that it gets enabled on the client computers after the next Group Policy refresh.

The Allow active content to run files on My Computer is configured in the Group Policy Management Editor by navigating to User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings and selecting New, then Internet Explorer 7. On the Advanced tab, scroll down to the Security section to view the Allow active content to run files on My Computer setting.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2002093.

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