On a computer that has Windows Internet Explorer 7 installed, the security zone of the network drive that you map by using the subst command appears as "Internet"

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer has Windows Internet Explorer 7 installed, you create a disconnected network drive by running the subst command at a command prompt. When you open this network drive in Windows Explorer, it appears as Disconnected Network Drive. Additionally, the security zone for the network drive appears as Internet in the status bar.

However, on a computer that has Internet Explorer 6 installed, the security zone of the network drive appears as Local Intranet in the status bar.

Note This behavior also occurs if you map a network drive by using the system context.

CAUSE

This issue is caused by a design change in Internet Explorer 7.

When you map a network drive, the operating system tries to obtain the name of the network share so that the operating system can determine whether the security zone of the network share is Internet or Intranet. This action may fail when you use the subst command or when you map a drive in the system context. If the operating system cannot obtain the share name on a computer that has Internet Explorer 7 installed, the system sets the security zone of the network share to Internet. Therefore, this problem occurs.

By contrast, if the operating system cannot obtain the share name on a computer that has Internet Explorer 6 installed, the system sets the security zone of the network share to Local Intranet.

RESOLUTION

Windows XP 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 Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

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 after installation, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  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_ZONES_DEFAULT_DRIVE_INTRANET_KB941000
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1, and then click OK.
  9. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  10. Type explorer.exe, and then press ENTER.
  11. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  12. Type 1, and then click OK.
  13. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  14. Type ieuser.exe, and then press ENTER.
  15. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  16. Type 1, and then click OK.
  17. Exit Registry Editor.

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
Urlmon.dll7.0.6000.206781,161,72813-Sep-200714:59x86

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 Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

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 after installation, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  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_ZONES_DEFAULT_DRIVE_INTRANET_KB941000
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1, and then click OK.
  9. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  10. Type explorer.exe, and then press ENTER.
  11. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  12. Type 1, and then click OK.
  13. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  14. Type ieuser.exe, and then press ENTER.
  15. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  16. Type 1, and then click OK.
  17. Exit Registry Editor.

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
Urlmon.dll7.0.6000.206781,161,72813-Sep-200717:11x86

Windows Vista

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

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

There are no prerequisites.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

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 after installation, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search Box, and then press ENTER.
  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_ZONES_DEFAULT_DRIVE_INTRANET_KB941000
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1, and then click OK.
  9. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  10. Type explorer.exe, and then press ENTER.
  11. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  12. Type 1, and then click OK.
  13. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  14. Type ieuser.exe, and then press ENTER.
  15. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  16. Type 1, and then click OK.
  17. Exit Registry Editor.

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 Applicable2,03112-Sep-200715:08Not Applicable
X86_609a5b096c383b169d34333415908903_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20678_none_924c110a9c723a58.manifestNot Applicable72412-Sep-200715:08Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-i..ersandsecurityzones_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20678_none_b342c6f6f2f28b54.manifestNot Applicable283,49212-Sep-200715:08Not Applicable
Urlmon.dll7.0.6000.206781,161,72812-Sep-200702:27x86

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

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 941000 - 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: 
kbautohotfix kbvistasp1fix kbexpertiseadvanced kbfix kbqfe kbHotfixServer KB941000

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