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You cannot gain access to linked Web pages from a Web site that you access through a desktop shortcut in Internet Explorer Service Pack 1
Article ID: 840530
When you save a shortcut to a particular Web site on your desktop, and then you click a link on that Web site, you are unexpectedly logged off the Web site and connected to a logon Web page. This issue occurs when you use the desktop shortcut to open the Web site in Microsoft Internet Explorer Service Pack 1.
This problem occurs because the session cookie is not sent to the hyperlinked Web page from the original Web site that you accessed through the desktop shortcut. You must log on to the original Web site and then obtain a new session cookie before you can gain access to the linked Web page.
Update informationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the IE6.0shttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=88C677AF-DB73-4A6A-B2FD-FF52923B81D1-KB840530-x86-ENU.exe package now.
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
File informationThe 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.
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------------ 21-Apr-2004 20:32 6.0.2800.1422 1,026,048 Browseui.dll 21-Apr-2004 20:33 6.0.2800.1422 1,344,512 Shdocvw.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 2.
For more information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates