When you browse a Web page by using Internet Explorer 7 on a terminal server, the colors that are displayed in the MDI child forms of the Web page may be incorrect

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure a Remote Desktop Connection to use the 256 colors display mode.
  • You use the Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a Windows-based terminal server that has Windows Internet Explorer 7 installed.
  • On the terminal server, you use Internet Explorer 7 to visit a Web page.
In this scenario, incorrect colors may be displayed in multiple document interfaces (MDI) child forms on the Web page.

Note This problem does not occur in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This fix was first included in security update 947864 (security bulletin MS08-024). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
947864 MS08-024: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

A hotfix is also available to resolve this problem in Internet Explorer 7.

Windows Vista hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start
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    the Start button
    , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type the following key name, and then press ENTER:
    FEATURE_REALIZE_BROWSER_PALETTE_kb950054
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 00000001, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

File information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, 32-bit editions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot Applicable1,94612-Mar-200817:53Not Applicable
X86_fdffc99ba7af78421b52d3402b263bef_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20790_none_16f36e14bdba6e53.manifestNot Applicable69512-Mar-200817:53Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20790_none_62e47b78ca5f139b.manifestNot Applicable748,16612-Mar-200807:06Not Applicable
Ieframe.dll7.0.6000.207906,068,22412-Mar-200804:34x86
Ieui.dll7.0.6000.20790180,73612-Mar-200804:34x86
Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, 32-bit editions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_1_for_kb950054~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mumNot Applicable1,94213-Mar-200801:07Not Applicable
Package_2_for_kb950054~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mumNot Applicable1,78013-Mar-200801:07Not Applicable
Package_for_kb950054_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mumNot Applicable1,36713-Mar-200801:07Not Applicable
Package_for_kb950054_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mumNot Applicable1,43013-Mar-200801:07Not Applicable
Package_for_kb950054_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mumNot Applicable1,42513-Mar-200801:07Not Applicable
Package_for_kb950054_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mumNot Applicable1,43013-Mar-200801:07Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable2,08213-Mar-200801:07Not Applicable
X86_bb6d4ea3a69a7e5062f7b5a1b62df648_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22134_none_ca0a7a27fda50729.manifestNot Applicable69513-Mar-200801:07Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22134_none_650f9acec7516242.manifestNot Applicable748,16612-Mar-200808:15Not Applicable
Ieframe.dll7.0.6001.221346,069,24812-Mar-200804:25x86
Ieui.dll7.0.6001.22134180,73612-Mar-200804:25x86

Windows XP hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type the following key name, and then press ENTER:
    FEATURE_REALIZE_BROWSER_PALETTE_kb950054
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 00000001, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ieframe.dll7.0.6000.207906,068,22417-Mar-200823:43x86

Windows Server 2003 hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows Server 2003 SP2 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type the following key name, and then press ENTER:
    FEATURE_REALIZE_BROWSER_PALETTE_kb950054
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 00000001, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ieframe.dll7.0.6000.207906,068,22417-Mar-200823:23x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use a color mode that displays more colors. For example, you can use the 15-bit color setting or a higher quality color setting in Remote Desktop Connection.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to work with MDI forms and with child forms, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa232711(VS.60).aspx
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 950054 - Last Review: June 27, 2008 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbexpertiseinter kbqfe kbhotfixserver KB950054

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