Images that are specified in the Tabs.xml file do not load consistently on Communicator 2007 tabs

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SYMPTOMS

The Tabs.xml file contains information for all configured tabs. However, some images that are specified in the .xml file do not load consistently on Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 tabs when you use the following Internet Explorer settings:
  • Check for newer versions of stored pages
    1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options under the Tools menu.
    2. Under the General tab, click Settings in the Browsing history section.
    3. Under the Check for newer versions of stored pages section, click to select any option except for Never, and then click OK.
  • Do not save encrypted pages to disk
    1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options under the Tools menu.
    2. Click the Advanced tab.
    3. Under the Security section, click to select the Do not save encrypted pages to disk check box, and then click OK.
For a sample Tabs.xml file, see the "More Information" section.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, install hotfix package 961552. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
961552 Description of the Communicator 2007 hotfix rollup package: March 2009

MORE INFORMATION

The TabURL registry entry provides the location of the .xml file that contains the information for all the configured tabs. The TabURL registry entry value is typically as follows:
https://WebServer/Tabs.xml
The TabURL registry entry is under the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator
The following is a sample Tabs.xml file.
<?xml version="1.0" ?>  
<tabdata> 
<tab> 
   <image>http://site/image.png</image>  
   <name>Tab title</name> 
   <tooltip>Tooltip text</tooltip>  
   <contenturl> http://site/content</contenturl>   
   <tabid>1</tabid> 
   <userid>true</userid>
   <contactid>true</contactid>
   <method>post</method>
</tab> 
</tabdata>

STATUS

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

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Article ID: 968490 - Last Review: March 27, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007
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