02 May 2014

Enable or Disable Internet Explorer Active X Components

Posted By: Mick Pletcher - 2:16 PM

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This script will enable or disable Internet Explorer Active X components. All you have to do is pass the user friendly name of the component, component's GUID, and the flag. The app will verify if the change actually takes place and returns a success or failure status.

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<#
.SYNOPSIS
   Enable/Disable IE Active X Components
.DESCRIPTION
   
.PARAMETER <paramName>
   <Description of script parameter>
.EXAMPLE
   EnableIEActiveXControl "Application Name" "GUID" "Value"
   EnableIEActiveXControl "Flash for IE" "{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}" "0x00000000"
#>

#Declare Global Memory
Set-Variable -Name Errors -Value $null -Scope Global -Force
Set-Variable -Name LogFile -Value "c:\windows\waller\Logs\BuildLogs\AdobeFlashPlayer.log" -Scope Global -Force
Set-Variable -Name RelativePath -Scope Global -Force

Function ConsoleTitle ($Title){
    $host.ui.RawUI.WindowTitle = $Title
}

Function GetRelativePath { 
    $Global:RelativePath = (split-path $SCRIPT:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -parent)+"\" 
}

Function DisableIEActiveXControl ($AppName,$GUID,$Flag) {
    $Key = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\"+$GUID
    If ((Test-Path $Key) -eq $true) {
        Write-Host $AppName"....." -NoNewline
        Set-ItemProperty -Path $Key -Name "Compatibility Flags" -Value $Flag -Force
        $Var = Get-ItemProperty -Path $Key -Name "Compatibility Flags"
        If ($Var."Compatibility Flags" -eq 1024) {
            Write-Host "Disabled" -ForegroundColor Yellow
        } else {
            Write-Host "Enabled" -ForegroundColor Red
        }
    }
}

Function EnableIEActiveXControl ($AppName,$GUID,$Flag) {
    $Key = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\"+$GUID
    If ((Test-Path $Key) -eq $true) {
        Write-Host $AppName"....." -NoNewline
        Set-ItemProperty -Path $Key -Name "Compatibility Flags" -Value $Flag -Force
        $Var = Get-ItemProperty -Path $Key -Name "Compatibility Flags"
        If ($Var."Compatibility Flags" -eq 0) {
            Write-Host "Enabled" -ForegroundColor Yellow
        } else {
            Write-Host "Disabled" -ForegroundColor Red
        }
    }
}

cls
#DisableIEActiveXControl "Flash for IE" "{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}" "0x00000400"
EnableIEActiveXControl "Flash for IE" "{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}" "0x00000000"
Start-Sleep -Seconds 5

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