Internet Explorer 7 incorrectly recognizes an intranet Web site as an Internet Web site

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SYMPTOMS

When you visit an intranet Web site, Windows Internet Explorer 7 incorrectly recognizes the Web site as an Internet Web site. Therefore, if the Web site requires user authentication, you are prompted to enter the user account in the domain and to enter the corresponding password. You expect Internet Explorer to automatically send user authentication information to the domain when you visit an intranet Web site.

This problem occurs if you configure Internet Explorer 7 to use an automatic configuration script.

Notes
  • In Windows Vista, this problem does not occur when the User Account Control (UAC) feature is enabled.
  • This problem does not occur if you visit an intranet Web site by clicking a link in a Web page.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

To resolve this problem, apply the hotfix for the operating system that your computer runs. Then, follow the steps in the "How to enable the hotfix" section.

Windows Vista

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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

No prerequisites are required.

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

To enable the hotfix, you have to modify the registry. For more information, see the "How to enable the hotfix" section.

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.
Windows Vista, 32-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot applicable2,03311-Jul-200721:08Not applicable
X86_51253acb95af4da83730b04717638214_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20637_none_46812d30e50c62bf.manifestNot applicable72611-Jul-200721:08Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-i..tocolimplementation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20637_none_0072e1febddc28cc.manifestNot applicable56,60211-Jul-200721:11Not applicable
Jsproxy.dll7.0.6000.2063727,64811-Jul-200703:38x86
Wininet.dll7.0.6000.20637824,32011-Jul-200703:40x86
Wininetplugin.dll1.0.0.164,51211-Jul-200703:40x86

Microsoft Windows XP

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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

To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.

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

To enable the hotfix, you have to modify the registry. For more information, see the "How to enable the hotfix" section.

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.
Windows XP with SP2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wininet.dll7.0.6000.20636824,32012-Jul-200712:53x86

Microsoft 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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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

To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.

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

To enable the hotfix, you have to modify the registry. For more information, see the "How to enable the hotfix" section.

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.
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wininet.dll7.0.6000.20636824,32014-Jul-200705:25x86

How to enable the hotfix

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  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_BYPASS_CACHE_FOR_CREDPOLICY_KB936611
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type *, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type Inetcpl.cpl, and then click OK.
  2. In the Internet Properties dialog box, click the Security tab.
  3. On the Security tab, click Local intranet, and then click Sites.
  4. In the Local intranet dialog box, click Advanced.
  5. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the URL of the Web site, and then click OK.

STATUS

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 Vista Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

How to configure Internet Explorer 7 to use an automatic configuration script

To configure Internet Explorer 7 to use an automatic configuration script, follow these steps:
  1. Start Internet Explorer 7.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  3. Click the Connections tab, and then click LAN Settings.
  4. Click to select the Use automatic configuration script check box, and then enter the full path of the script in the Address box. (Include the file name of the script in the path.)
  5. Click OK.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 936611 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
Keywords: 
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