1. I have....ummmm...whatever the guys here gave me to work with. I think it's the Full System cuz the label on the box of discs says "FDS".
2. Excel 2000.
Yes, that VI that is missing in the attached VI is an automation close VI. This VI was not included in the Functions Palette after LabVIEW version 6.1 (hence you will not be able to search for it in LabVIEW 7.x). If you have an example that uses it, you should still have it available for use, but you might want to replace it with the "Close Reference" VI which will perform the same action.
Another important question that has not been asked is which OS are you working with? ActiveX functions are unavailable for any OS that is not Windows. If your version of LabVIEW is the Full Development System and you are on a Windows machine, you should have no problems with that particular VI unless your installation has some abnormalities.
Thanks for posting, please let us know if you have any other problems with this VI, or if I have not answered your questions completely.
My apologies!! LabVIEW Base DOES indeed support ActiveX (compare here).
Please let us know if anyone is still unable to locate those
-Again, sorry for any confusion.-