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ActiveX controls may not load as expected in Internet Explorer due to defense in depth changes introduced in cumulative security update 896688

Published: Nov 13, 2005
Updated  : Dec 04, 2005
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  • When you open the User Accounts applet in the Control Panel, you may receive the following error message:

Wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment

  • System Restore window is completely blank.
  • Windows Update page displays the following message even though the ActiveX control is already installed. Also, the Information bar does not appear, thus you're unable to re-install the Windows Update ActiveX control.

Install the ActiveX control required to view the website

  • Help and Support pages are incomplete.
  • System Information utility (MSINFO32) displays a blank window.
  • When you open Services.msc snap-in, the following error is displayed:

An error has occurred in the script on this page

Error:  Object doesn't support this property or method

URL:  res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\mmcndmgr.dll/views.htm

  • Organize Favorites dialog displays a Red X in Internet Explorer. (More info)


This occurs due to missing OLE32 registration. You may use the following VBScript to correct the above problems. Download olereg.vbs and run the file.

Related links

MS05-052: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer