Article ID: 300895
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When you browse through a Web site and you open and close a new window, your session ID in the orginal Internet Explorer window may be lost.
Note This problem does not occur on Internet Explorer 5.5 without SP1 installed.
Internet Explorer triggers this behavior when you start your browser session from a file protocol URL. For example, this problem may occur if your home page is set to an HTML page on your hard disk (such as C:\Myhome.htm) or if you double-click an HTML page that is located on your local network drive to start a browser session.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Security update informationTo 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://update.microsoft.comFor 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.aspxNote This update was first included in security update 963027 (MS09-014). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/963027/ )MS09-014: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
Set your home page to an HTTP protocol URL, or be sure that you do not start your browser session with a file protocol URL.
This problem may occur if all of the following conditions are met:
Steps to Reproduce the Behavior
For more information about developing Web-based solutions for Microsoft Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Article ID: 300895 - Last Review: February 3, 2011 - Revision: 4.2
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