Article ID: 926046 - View products that this article applies to.
When you run a script on a Web page in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, you may receive the following script error message:
This problem occurs if the script accesses the window.closed property after the browser window closes.
This problem occurs after you apply security update MS06-042 on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer or on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer.
Security update informationTo resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.comFor more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This hotfix was first included in security update 928090 (MS07-016). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/928090/ )MS07-016: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
Service pack information
Windows Server 2003To 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:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/889100/ )How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003
926046 hotfix information
Windows XPA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
PrerequisitesYou must have Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe 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.
Microsoft Windows XP, x86-based versions
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To work around this problem on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, implement an exception handler such as a try-catch block when you access the window.closed property. If an exception is thrown, the window has been closed, and Internet Explorer handles the exception.
For example, use code that resembles the following code example.
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 2.
For more information about security update MS06-042, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
918899For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/918899/ )MS06-042: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/LN/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 926046 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 6.0