In Windows Vista, you receive the following error message when you try to start Windows Internet Explorer 7:
You must be an administrator to open Internet Explorer on this desktop. To open Internet Explorer, right-click the Internet Explorer icon, and then click 'Run as administrator'
You receive this error message even after you log on by using an account that is a member of the Administrators group.
Note This problem does not occur in earlier versions of Windows. These versions include Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
This problem occurs if you try to start Internet Explorer 7 on a desktop that is not the default desktop. A program may switch the user to a desktop that is not the default desktop. This problem occurs because some security enhancements in Windows Vista prevent the user from starting Internet Explorer on a desktop that is not the default desktop.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
Hotfixes and security updates that are included in SP2 for Windows Vista Service and for Windows Server 2008
For more information about the hotfixes and the security updates that are included in SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site: -
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
No prerequisites are required.
You must restart the computer after you install this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace any other updates.
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.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
A desktop is a securable object that has a logical display surface. A desktop may contain user interface items such as windows and menus. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network Web site:
For more information about the terms that are used to describe software updates, 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
To enable Internet Explorer to run on a desktop that is not the default desktop, you must have cumulative security update 933566 installed. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
933566 MS07-033: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
IE7 in Windows Vista fails to run on desktops other than default