Microsoft Service Pack 2

Microsoft Service Pack 2 (SP2) comes with several features that can interfere with you successfully accessing GeorgiaVIEW and the information you need to get from your course.

  • Pop-up Blocker will prevent you from taking quizzes, using the discussion area and sending e-mails in GeorgiaVIEW.
  • Download Notifier/Blocker will prevent you from downloading, opening, or saving any course materials such as Power Point presentations, documents, etc.
  • Firewall could prevent you from accessing GeorgiaVIEW

Pop-up blocker

You can disable the pop-up blocker that comes with SP2.

Disable pop-up blocker

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Under the Tools menu, select Internet Options
  • Click on the Privacy Tab
  • Un-check the box next to Block pop-ups (see Figure below)
  • Click OK

Download Notifier/Blocker

There are two different solutions to this problem You can either disable the download blocker, or you can take the extra steps every time you try to open something and allow the download.

To disable the download blocker:

To stop blocking file and software downloads with the Information Bar

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  3. On the Security tab, click Custom Level.
  4. Do one or both of the following:
  • To turn off the Information Bar for file downloads, in the Downloads section of the list, under Automatic prompting for file downloads, click Enable.
  • To turn off the Information Bar for ActiveX controls, in the ActiveX controls and plug-ins section of the list, under Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls, click Enable.

To allow a download

  • Click on the warning box in the upper left hand side of your browser
  • Click Allow Download File

Firewall

To disable, or change the settings on the Firewall:

To allow access through the Firewall:

  • Click on the Start button in the lower left hand corner of your screen
  • Click on Control Panel
  • Click on Security Center
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Windows Firewall
  • In the next screen, click on the Exceptions tab
  • Click on the Port button
  • Under Name, type in GeorgiaVIEW
  • Under Port Number, type 8000
  • Click OK
  • Make sure GeorgiaVIEW is checked
  • Click Ok again

To turn the Firewall off:

  • Click on the Start button in the lower left hand corner of your screen
  • Click on Control Panel
  • Click on Security Center
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Windows Firewall
  • Click the Off button
  • Click Ok