Uninformed: Informative Information for the Uninformed

Vol 9» 2008.Jan

User Specific Controls

With Windows XP, Microsoft introduced support for user-specific ActiveX controls. These do not require Administrator-level access to install because the controls are specific to a certain user, as the name already implies. These controls can be found under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes. While this functionality exists, most ActiveX controls are installed globally.