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Microsoft Download Manager – Cannot install in a Windows Server box » Everything about technology March 2, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in Microsoft, Server, Software, Solutions, Troubleshooting & Knowledge Bases.
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For a long time now every time I try to download something from a Microsoft site that uses the download manager I come across different error messages in Internet Explorer, the latest one being:  “An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings in Internet Options for Potential Conflicts.” and it pretty much stays in a screen that looks like the following one:

If you observe the installation in another box with a different browser you will notice that the Akamai Download Manager being used by Microsoft is not working and the main reason behind that is because this ActiveX controller is coming from a non-Microsoft site. You can install it from Akamai directly from their site at: http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/dlmanager/versions/activex/dlm-activex-2.2.5.0.cab, however there is an easier and better way to address this. Go to the list of trusted sites and add the following one:

http://dlm.tools.akamai.com

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