FIX: A user name is not stored in the AUTH_USER server variable on a Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based device

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You access a Web site that is stored on a Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based device. This device functions as a Web server. Additionally, this device uses NTLM authentication. After you enter your credentials, the user name is not stored in the AUTH_USER server variable. For example, when you call the Request.ServerVariables("AUTH_USER") collection to display the user name, an empty string is returned.


Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows CE 6.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (December 2009). You can confirm this by scrolling to the "File information" section of this article. The package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is:
Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type
For example: Wincepb50-060503-kb917590-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 917590 and that is contained in the May 2006 monthly update. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about obtaining Windows CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:
837392 How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder products


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean, and then click Build Platform.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Platform.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package 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.

Installer Files

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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Wincepb60-091231-kb978456-armv4i.msi685,05605-Jan- 201019:37
Wincepb60- 091231-kb978456-mipsii_fp.msi678,91205-Jan-201019:37
Wincepb60-091231-kb978456- mipsiv.msi679,93605-Jan-201019:37
Wincepb60-091231-kb978456-mipsiv_fp.msi680,44805-Jan- 201019:37
Wincepb60-091231- kb978456-x86.msi668,67205-Jan-201019:37

Files that are updated by this hotfix package

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File nameFile sizeDateTimePath
Httpauth.lib137,61028-Dec- 200917:07Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\X86\Retail
Httpauth.lib209,06628-Dec- 200917:07Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\X86\Debug
Httpauth.lib136,99628-Dec-200917:09Public \Servers\Oak\Lib\Sh4\Retail
Httpauth.lib213,12028-Dec-200917:09Public\Servers\Oak\Lib \Sh4\Debug
Httpauth.lib149,11628-Dec-200917:08Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv_fp \Retail
Httpauth.lib241,41828-Dec-200917:09Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv_fp \Debug
Httpauth.lib149,09828-Dec-200917:08Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv \Retail
Httpauth.lib241,40428-Dec-200917:08Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv \Debug
Httpauth.lib147,71028-Dec-200917:08Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsii_fp \Retail
Httpauth.lib239,18628-Dec-200917:08Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsii_fp \Debug
Httpauth.lib147,69228-Dec-200917:08Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsii \Retail
Httpauth.lib239,17228-Dec-200917:08Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsii \Debug
Httpauth.lib153,82028-Dec-200917:08Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Armv4i \Retail
Httpauth.lib248,79228-Dec-200917:08Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Armv4i \Debug


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


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


Article ID: 978456 - Last Review: January 25, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
  • Windows Embedded CE 6.0
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