You may receive an "A security problem has occurred" error message when you click a hyperlink in PowerPoint 2002

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Consider the following scenario. A Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 presentation resides on a Web server that requires a password for access. You click a hyperlink in the presentation. The hyperlink starts with the characters "https://." You may receive the following error message:

A security problem has occurred.

How to obtain the hotfix

This issue is fixed in the PowerPoint 2002 post-Service Pack 3 Hotfix Package released on February 24, 2005. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
894877 Description of the PowerPoint 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: February 24, 2005

To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Quit PowerPoint 2002.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click to select the following registry key:
  4. After you select the key that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD.
  5. Type EnableDialogInHLinkNav, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click EnableDialogInHLinkNav, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 894690 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:03:39 - Revision: 4.0

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