Script error in VC++ wizards after installing IE8

You might have script errors in VC++ wizards after installing IE8, for e.g. when you double click inside a dialog normally we should taken to corresponding file but instead we get a script error…

Script error

Script error

Pretty strange isn’t it. Well as per VC++ team blogs this bug due to IE8 installation. Reason for this behavior is as explained below (quoted from VC++ team blogs…)

The VC++ Wizards Engine implements the IInternetSecurityManager interface.  In this implementation it allows or disallows specific actions under certain policies that Internet Explorer queries it about.  In IE8 a custom Security Manager now also gets queried about the URLACTION_ACTIVEX_OVERRIDE_REPURPOSEDETECTION policy which IE previously did not delegate to custom security managers when the engine wasn’t running in the iexplore.exe process.  The IE engine then fails this action because we don’t have a policy entry for it in the custom zone for VC++ Wizards. We are still investigating whether this change in IE8 is by design and will possibly be addressing it by a fix in either the Wizard or IE components depending on the outcome.

And according to this blog, following fix should work….

Please follow the following steps:
  • Open regedit (on a 64-bit OS, open the 32-bit regedit)
  • Under “HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet
    SettingsZones”, create a new key called 1000 (if it isn’t already there)
  • Under 1000, create a DWORD entry with:
    • o Name = 1207
    • o Type = REG_DWORD
    • o Data = 0x000000

Just now I had this problem hence I had to use this fix and it works. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Script error in VC++ wizards after installing IE8

  1. Hello Nibu, Tanks for your help.

    Your solution works fine!

    I’ve been searching for help with this error by a couple of hours.

    But now everything is ok again.

    By.

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