Even though you are logged in as an administrator, every program you run in
Windows Vista is only given limited, "normal user" access permissions.
The only programs that receive full administrator permissions are the ones
that ask for permission to run (the one where the screen dims and you have
to click continue is the one I'm talking about, the IE specific ones don't
count) or the ones where you explicitly give admin permission using Run As
Administrator (this works differently than Run As... in XP).
Normally, when you run an Installation program Windows Vista realizes this
is going to need admin permission and automatically prompts you.
However, in the case of an ActiveX control needing admin permission, it's
not so smart.
The way to get it to work is to open an "elevated" Internet Explorer window,
which means that you give a specific IE window full admin permission, and by
proxy, any activex control or other process IE spawns.
To do this:
- Click start
- Find the IE shortcut
- Right-click it
- Click Run As Administrator
And you should have no problems from there.
Vista FAQ http://www.jimmah.com/vista/