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Internet Explorer/Outlook Express 4.01 for Sun Solaris Readme.txt File

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----------------------------------------------------------- README for Internet Explorer 4.01 for Solaris with OutlookExpress Sun Solaris version 2.5.1 and 2.6 August 24, 1998-----------------------------------------------------------Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation, 1997-1998This document provides the information you need to getstarted and information to supplement the productdocumentation.You can look up additional Knowledge Base articles on  To do so, specify InternetExplorer or Outlook Express in field one and topicinformation in field two.
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========CONTENTS========WHAT'S NEW IN THIS RELEASE?SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSSETUPDownloading Internet Explorer/Outlook Express 4.01Installing Internet Explorer/Outlook Express 4.01Uninstalling Internet Explorer/Outlook Express 4.01COMMON DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT INTEGRATIONUSER AGENTAN ALTERNATE WAY TO ORGANIZE FAVORITESNTLM Domain AuthenticationKNOWN ISSUESSolaris CompatibilityInternet Explorer User Interface IssuesMiscellaneous IssuesOutlook Express IssuesSUPPORT=============================WHAT'S NEW IN THIS RELEASE?=============================This release of Microsoft Internet Explorer/Outlook Express4.01 for Sun Solaris includes support for IMAP functionality(IMAP4) in Outlook Express, performance improvements, andfixes for known Year 2000 problems.===================SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS===================To run this version of Internet Explorer/Outlook Express4.01 for UNIX, your system must meet the following minimumrequirements:* A Sparcstation 2 or greater* US English Solaris 2.5 or above* 32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended)* 65 MB of hard-disk space to perform the installation=====SETUP=====Downloading Internet Explorer/Outlook Express 4.01--------------------------------------------------You can download the file ie4setup from the following FTPsite: product is also available at the following HTTP site: file ie4setup is a self-extracting executable thatcontains all the files you will need. If you ftp this file,be sure to use binary transfer mode.Installing Internet Explorer/Outlook Express 4.01-------------------------------------------------Installing to the default directory, /usr/local/microsoft,may require that you be logged in as root.1) Change directory to where you downloaded the file   ie4setup: 'cd <download directory>'.2) Make the downloaded file executable: 'chmod +x   ie4setup'.3) Run the executable: './ie4setup'.4) When Setup prompts you for an installation directory,   you can accept the default directory or type in a new   directory path.To run Internet Explorer 4.01:After it is installed, you can start Internet Explorer byrunning "<installation directory>/bin/iexplorer".To run Outlook Express 4.01:After it is installed, you can start Outlook Express byrunning "<installation directory>/bin/oexpress".NOTE: Internet Explorer and Outlook Express 4.01 introducenew features that may not compatible with earlier releasesof our product. We recommend that all platform installationsbe upgraded to the same revision of the product.Uninstalling Internet Explorer/Outlook Express 4.01---------------------------------------------------You must remove the current installation directory, forexample, 'rm -r /usr/local/microsoft'. Additionally, eachuser that has run either Internet Explorer or OutlookExpress will have a directory named ".microsoft" in the homedirectory for the user account.  This directory containscustomer user settings and my also be deleted ifthe user wishes to remove all personal settings for InternetExplorer and Outlook Express (including the private messagedatabase and favorites folders).If you implemented CDE integration as explained below, youshould remove it by deleting the "IE4.dt" file from thesystem or user directory.======================================COMMON DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT INTEGRATION======================================If you run Internet Explorer within a CDE session, it willadopt the CDE color scheme unless overridden with explicitcolor settings.If you install Internet Explorer on Solaris 2.6, you will beasked whether you wish to install CDE integration.  Ifyou answer yes, a file called "IE4.dt" will be added to thesystem.  If you are user "root", the file is added to thedirectory /etc/dt/appconfig/types/C, and will affect allusers on the system.  Otherwise, the file will be added tothe directory ~/.dt/types, and will affect only you.The file "IE4.dt" is in the "ie4" subdirectory of theinstallation, and can be copied to other users' ~/.dt/typesdirectory.If you use CDE integration, then the generic web browsericon will launch Internet Explorer, and the default actionfor an HTML file will be to launch Internet Explorer andopen the file.CDE integration can be removed by simply deleting the"IE4.dt" file from the system or user directories, andrestarting the session.There is a set of Internet Explorer icons for use with CDE,in the ie4/ie4icons subdirectory of the installation. Theycan be used by administrators who want to place the InternetExplorer logo on the desktop.More information about the integration can be found in theKnowledge Base article Q181622 available from AGENT==========The User Agent String for Internet Explorer is static exceptfor the third field which depends on the OperatingSystem and the processor you are using.Here are some common configurations and the user agentstrings generated by Internet Explorer on these platforms:   Sparc 5, Solaris 2.5.1:      Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; SunOS 5.5.1      sun4m; X11)   Any Ultra, Solaris 2.5.1:      Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; SunOS 5.5.1      sun4u; X11)   Any Ultra, Solaris 2.6:      Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; SunOS 5.6 sun4u;      X11)=========================================AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO ORGANIZE FAVORITES=========================================In addition to being able to organize favorites through theOrganize Favorites item on the Favorites menu, you can alsomanipulate your favorites through the file system.  Yourfavorites are organized and maintained in the directory,~/.microsoft/Favorites. You should shut down InternetExplorer to make changes to this directory.  The changesyou make will be reflected in your Favorites menu when yourestart Internet Explorer.============KNOWN ISSUES============Solaris Compatibility---------------------Internet Explorer is not supported on Solaris 2.4 and below.To run Internet Explorer on Solaris 2.5 a patch is required.Use of any or all of these patches is subject toany license terms that may accompany the patch.  Patch103093-23 corrects a multithreading issue.NOTE:  Additional patches from Sun Microsystems, Inc., maybe necessary to get full functionality from this patch.See the patch's README for more details.   A link to download this patch is available from the   following page:   If that link doesn't work, try the FREE PATCHES link off   of:    You can download either the patch itself at:   There is also a cluster of recommended patches that will   install in a single step which includes 103093-23:   Note that this patch number may become 103093-24 or   higher in the future as Sun Microsystems, Inc., upgrades   it.Internet Explorer will not start on a Solaris 2.5.1 system that has beenupdated with the Xsun patch 103566-34 or 103566-35. This is due to problemnumber 4152947 in the Sun patch. Please obtain version 38 or 39 of thispatch to address this issue.If you install Internet Explorer on a host machine, and useNFS to mount the installation on another machine using adifferent pathname, then you will not be able to executeInternet Explorer on the second machine. Similarly, if youmove the installation directory to a different pathname,you will not be able to execute Internet Explorer. In bothcases you will receive the following error message:  Support for SunOS 2.6 has not been installed on this  system.  The message may read "SunOS 2.5" or "SunOS 2.5.1" as  appropriate.To fix the problem, ensure that the environment variableMSFT_HOME is set to the name of the installation directorybefore starting Internet Explorer.  For example, if youmounted or renamed the installation directory as/net/myhost/local/ms, then execute thiscommand:   (csh) setenv MSFT_HOME /net/myhost/local/ms/  or   (sh) MSFT_HOME=/net/myhost/local/ms/ ; export MSFT_HOMENote the trailing "/" character.You may use alternative approaches. For example, experiencedusers may prefer to make a copy of the"bin/iexplorer" and "bin/oexpress" commands, which aresimple shell scripts, and change the directory reference online 3.If you have multiple platforms installed in a singledirectory, you should set the environment variableMSFT_HOME to the name of the installation directory beforestarting Internet Explorer or Outlook Express.Sun's shared memory transport (SHMEM)-------------------------------------If the Sun's transparent shared memory is enabled, IE hangson startup. This is established to be a Sun Solaris Bug,reported as bug 4144519.Internet Explorer User Interface Issues---------------------------------------o Experienced users of X11 can set color preferences using  X resources with the class name "Iexplorer".o When highlighting text in the browser window, Internet  Explorer will automatically highlight whole words, unless  the cursor is backed up over a word, in which case single  character units can be highlighted.o If you have more than one invocation of Internet Explorer  running and one of the browser windows has a modal dialog  open, the menu bars on all other Internet Explorer  windows are disabled.o When not running within a CDE session, Internet Explorer  obtains its color specifications using standard X  mechanisms with fallback values obtained from the file:  <installation directory>/ie4/Iexplorer. This is an X  resource file and contains instructions that will help  the system administrator or individual user perform  limited color and font customization.  Note: You may use  the command line options to set the foreground and  background colors - for example, "iexplorer -bg black -fg  white" would be useful on a monochrome display.Miscellaneous Issues--------------------o If you delete the directory TempInternetFiles while the  browser is running, the browser may hang.o HTML pages that omit file extensions for image references  are not rendered correctly.o Renaming a "Favorites" folder with a name that has more  than the leading letter capitalized will result in the  name being unchangeable through the browser. Although it  can still be changed as described in the "AN ALTERNATIVE  WAY TO ORGANIZE FAVORITES" section above.o Internet Explorer may leave files in a temporary  directory (/var/tmp). These files are not needed and can  be safely deleted whenever Internet Explorer is not  running.o If different people share a common user ID, network  authentications made by one person may be available to  others who are running simultaneous copies of the  browser.o Form items and transparent GIF images do not print  correctly.o Address auto-complete does not always work as expected  for addresses with mixed case.o In the Mappings tab of the Internet Options Menu, the  command line field cannot contain output redirection  statements (e.g.: cat %1>/dev/audio).o In the Programs tab of the Internet Options Menu, the  news command or script specified cannot be passed more  than one argument.======================Outlook Express Issues======================Extended Characters-------------------Extended Character Set is not supported in the IMAP foldernames in this release.Lock files for Mailboxes------------------------If the write permission on /var/mail directory is removed,the lock files for mailboxes won't be created.First run of Outlook Express----------------------------The first run of Internet Explorer or Outlook Express on aclean install may take up to 30 seconds to come up. Pleasedo not interrupt it by pressing CTRL-C, as you may corruptthe registry file.Unix Mail Spool---------------Attempting to read a Unix mail spool that was not written bysendmail or /bin/mail may not work.There are known compatibility problems when using fetchpopin combination with Outlook Express' native SendMailsupport. As a work-around, we suggest directly downloadingmail from the server by configuring Outlook Express to usePOP3.Deleting Mailboxes------------------Deleting Inbox.mbx or Outbox.mbx while Outlook Express isrunning may cause Outlook Express to crash.Mailboxes and Address Books from Windows 95 / Windows NT--------------------------------------------------------Due to machine architecture differences, you can not importthese files into Outlook Express.Monochrome displays-------------------Colored text on a Monochrome terminal may not be displayedlegibly.News----After a period of time, an inactivity notification box maypop up saying "server has unexpectedly terminated theconnection".  To reconnect to the server, simply select amessage or a newsgroup.Text Based Mail Programs------------------------If you regularly send mail to people who use text based mailprograms, you may want to change the mail setting underTools / Options / Send to Plain Text.  Some text based mailprograms may have trouble with mail containing a sequence ofmultiple spaces.Help----If you have Outlook Express and Internet Explorer running inseparate workspaces under CDE, when you selectHelp/Contents, you may need to change workspaces to view thehelp text.=======Support=======If you experience any problems in using Internet Explorer orOutlook Express for Solaris, please use Microsoft's onlineKnowledge Base for these products at to find a solution. Todo so, specify Internet Explorer or Outlook Express in fieldone and topic information in field two. In addition to the above two forms of support, Microsoftalso sponsors a public peer-to-peer newsgroup named"microsoft.public.inetexplorer.unix". To access thisnewsgroup, use Outlook Express to access the Microsoftpublic news server at				
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