You may receive an "HTTP 405" error message when you click a hyperlink that links to a WebDAV folder in Internet Explorer 6

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following when you click a hyperlink that links to a WebDAV folder:
HTTP 405 - Resource not allowed
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • The hyperlink is in a frame.
  • You have applied security update 883939.

    For more information about security update 883939, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    883939 MS05-025: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Use the Open command to open the WebDAV folder

To work around this problem on the client computer, use the Open command to open the WebDAV folder. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. On the File menu, click Open.
  3. In the Open box, type the URL of the Web folder or of the shared network resource.
  4. Click to select the Open as Web folder check box, and then click OK.

Method 2: Use the httpFolder behavior in the Web page code

To work around this problem on the Web server, replace the anchorClick behavior with the httpFolder behavior in the Web page code. For more information about the httpFolder behavior, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms531419.aspx
For more information about the anchorClick behavior, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms531414.aspx
For more information about the Web folder behaviors, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms531432.aspx

STATUS

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

This problem was fixed in security update 896727. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
896727 MS05-038: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

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Article ID: 902395 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 5.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
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