SharePoint: Solving the name.dll ActiveX problem – the easy way

Here is a little trick how to stop SharePoint public site offering installation of name.dll. For most public facing sites we don’t need this nice thing and it’s better not to confuse users coming from somewhere in internet.

It is possible to solve name.dll issue in SharePoint without modifying JavaScript files.

  1. Open master page in SharePoint Designer.
  2. Find the following line:
    <asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead" runat="server"/>
  3. Add the following script block after it:
    function ProcessImn() {}
  4. Check the master page in and publish it.

This solution worked well for me using BlueBand.master. I think it is not an good idea to modify script files as SharePoint updates may also update the scripts.

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