More on Authorware and XP SP2
Get rid of the block on running local Authorware and other ActiveX controls
By now you should have read my other tips about running Authorware 7 web-packaged files locally. This one shouild help get rid of any lingering blocks on running files locally.
By default Internet Explorer in XP SP2 blocks all locally stored ActiveX controls and maybe some other stuff I don;t know about. This effects developers because we often need to test our work locally, and it kills things like Flash and Authorware. Actually it does not block them, but you do have to mess about with the little drop-down panel that appears at the top of the Explorer window as shown here.
If you don’t want to see this any more, go to Tools > Internet Options and select the Advanced tab. Scroll down the dialogue until you see the option “Allow active content to run in files on My Computer”. Make sure it is checked.