Office Web Components 2003 (OWC) is antique. as you can see in the 2003 part. It isn’t supported anymore on the newer Windows versions OWC Page. There isn’t a upgrade for the software. When building a Citrix XenApp environment, there is always legacy software, like this.
OWC is simple software. It is a Internet Explorer add-on that shows excel reports. It contains a few files and some registry keys.. So I thought it would be something easy. But it gave me a headache. I didn’t work at all. After some googling (Google knows almost everything if you use the right question), I found out that OWC doesn’t like UAC. So I disabled that in our vDisk (we use Citrix provisioning). Probably the reason that Microsoft doesn’t support it anymore.
I did work afterwards when I logged in as an administrator. It still didn’t work with my test user with restricted rights. I got the following error, this is the default error if OWC doesn’t work:
Safety settings on this machine prohibit accessing a data source on another domain
In Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2 the windows desktop text color is dynamically specified by the OS background color. It is not possible to specify the color yourself. This doesn’t always work that well if you got a white wallpaper. One of our customers had the problem that the text on the desktop was invisible. When they selected the icons the text showed again.
In a Citrix XenApp environment I’d like to have everything as smooth as possible. I’d like to have as less user interaction as possible. So I searched for a way to remove the following warning/information:
“the security application’s digital signature has been verified. Do you want to run the application”.