FIX: You are prompted for your user credentials when you request a CGI script

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You are prompted by the browser for your user credentials if both of the following conditions are true:
  • You are logged on locally to a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
  • You open a browser to request a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) script from the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) server on the local computer.
If you use the same credentials that you used to log on locally to the computer, the CGI script is returned successfully.
The browser prompts for new credentials because IIS incorrectly returns a 401 Access Denied Error to the browser during the original request.
To work around this problem, use the same credentials that you used when you originally logged on to the local computer.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

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.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   10-Oct-2003  20:52  5.2.3790.91       129,536  Msv1_0.dll       
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 Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 829011 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:20:13 - Revision: 1.8

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