You cannot connect to the Internet after you install Microsoft updates

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Article ID: 331906 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

You cannot connect to the Internet after you install any of the following Microsoft updates:
  • Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP1
  • The hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
    312176 Heavy NTLM Authentication Traffic Occurs Between Internet Explorer and the Proxy Server
  • The hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
    325662 NTLM Authentication Over an SSL Connection Does Not Work in Internet Explorer 6

CAUSE

This problem may occur if you are using a third-party proxy product that uses only basic authentication.

RESOLUTION

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   07-Nov-2002  19:09  6.00.2800.1136    586,240  Wininet.dll    
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the updates that are listed in the "Symptoms" section of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

If you use Microsoft Windows NT Challenge/Response (or NTLM) authentication with Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 or with Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0, you may experience the following behavior after you install the hotfix that is described in this article:
  • You receive incomplete HTML pages.
  • You are randomly prompted for authentication credentials.
  • NTLM authentication traffic may appear in the ISA Server top-ten report.
For more information about this problem, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
312176 Heavy NTLM Authentication Traffic Occurs Between Internet Explorer and the Proxy Server

Properties

Article ID: 331906 - Last Review: September 27, 2005 - Revision: 6.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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