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Predeploying ActiveX Controls for Secure Environments

For Siebel applications that are deployed using high interactivity, if users on supported Microsoft Windows platforms are operating in secure environments and cannot obtain write access to the Downloaded Program Files directory through the means described in the previous topic, then the ActiveX controls used for Siebel Business Applications must be predeployed on these users' computers.

Use the following procedure to predeploy ActiveX controls by loading the HTML file predeploy.htm, which is provided by Oracle. The ActiveX controls that you can deploy are those described in ActiveX Controls Distributed for High Interactivity.

NOTE:  This task must be performed with the proper administrative permissions to install software on each client computer, usually Power Users or above.

For information about automatically loading predeploy.htm during installation of Siebel Mobile Web Clients, see the Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using.

To predeploy ActiveX controls

  1. Navigate to the directory containing the predeploy.htm file. You can use any version of the file, which is installed in multiple locations:
    • On the Siebel Web Server Extension (SWSE) computer, predeploy.htm is located in the directory SWSE_ROOT\public\LANGUAGE, where SWSE_ROOT is the SWSE installation directory and LANGUAGE represents the language that you are using (such as ENU).
    • On the Siebel Server computer, predeploy.htm is located in the directory SIEBSRVR_ROOT\webmaster\LANGUAGE, where SIEBSRVR_ROOT is the Siebel Server installation directory and LANGUAGE represents the language that you are using (such as ENU).
    • On Siebel Mobile Web Client computers, predeploy.htm is located in the directory SIEBEL_CLIENT_ROOT\bin, where SIEBEL_CLIENT_ROOT is the Siebel client installation directory.
  2. Edit predeploy.htm to suit your requirements, that is, so it can be used to predeploy the ActiveX controls your users require. Then save the file.

    The file predeploy.htm contains comments about each file, to supplement the information in Table 15. Use this information to help you determine what controls to predeploy.

    NOTE:  Each object tag entry corresponds to an ActiveX control that you are predeploying. Delete or comment out lines for any object tags that you do not need (that is, those representing controls you are not predeploying). Text in the HTML file can be commented out using this notation: <!--CONTENT TO BE COMMENTED OUT-->.

  3. Remotely log into each client computer, and then open the HTML file in a supported version of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Wait until the message indicates that all of the files have been downloaded, then close the browser and log off of the client computer.
  4. Repeat Step 3 for each applicable user.
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