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Configure users' computers to install the client file for the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager automatically

You can create a new Windows® GPO so that you can add the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\UseCoInstall to users' computers. When you add the registry key, the users' computers install the RIMWebComponents.msi file and other Microsoft® ActiveX® controls automatically. The Windows GPO adds the registry key to computers in the organizational unit that you assigned the GPO to.
  1. On the computer that hosts Microsoft® Active Directory®, in a new text file, copy and paste the following lines:

    CLASS MACHINE

    CATEGORY !!RegistrySettings

    KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"

    ;KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"

    POLICY !!EnableActiveXInstallFromAD

    EXPLAIN !!EnableActiveXInstallFromAD_Explain

    VALUENAME "UseCoInstall"

    VALUEON NUMERIC 1

    VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0

    END POLICY

    END CATEGORY

    [strings]

    EnableActiveXInstallFromAD="Allow user computers to install administrator-approved Microsoft ActiveX components."

    EnableActiveXInstallFromAD_Explain="Allow user computers to install administrator-approved Microsoft ActiveX components."

    RegistrySettings="Registry Settings"

  2. Name the file EnableActiveXInstallFromAD.adm and save it.
  3. In Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click the organizational unit that you want to assign the Windows GPO to. Click Properties.
  4. On the Group Policy tab, click New.
  5. In the Name field, type a name for the new GPO.
  6. In the list of GPOs, click the GPO name. Click Edit.
  7. In the Group Policy Object Editor list, click Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates.
  8. Right-click Administrative Templates. Perform one of the following actions:
    • If the computer uses Windows® 2000 Server, clear the View – Show Policies Only option.
    • If the computer uses Windows Server® 2003, click View – Filtering. Clear the Only show policy settings that can be fully managed check box.
  9. Right-click Administrative Templates. Click Add/Remove Templates.
  10. Add the EnableActiveXInstallFromAD.adm custom administrative template to the Windows GPO.
  11. Click Administrative Templates > Registry Settings.
  12. Double-click Allow user computers to install administrator-approved Microsoft ActiveX components.
  13. Click Enabled.
  14. Click OK.
After you finish: For more information about registry-based Windows GPOs, visit technet.microsoft.com to read Using Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy.

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