Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ends on July 12, 2011. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows.
Consider the following scenario:
In a network environment, you are running Windows Internet Explorer 7 on a Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer.
You configure the following Group Policy settings for Internet Explorer:
You enable the "Locked-Down Local Machine Zone Template" policy.
You disable the "Web sites in less privileged Web content zones can navigate into this zone" policy.
You try to visit a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Web site by using Internet Explorer 7 on the computer on which you applied these Group Policy settings.
In this scenario, the following certificate error Web page is displayed:
There is a problem with this website's security certificate. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server. We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website. Click here to close this webpage. Continue to this website (not recommended) . More information If you arrived at this page by clicking a link, check the website address in the address bar to be sure that it is the address you were expecting. When going to a website with an address such as https://example.com, try adding the 'www' to the address, https://www.example.com. If you choose to ignore this error and continue, do not enter private information into the website. For more information, see "Certificate Errors" in Internet Explorer Help.
After you click Continue to this website (not recommended), nothing happens.
This issue occurs if the SSL Web site that you try to visit is located in a zone that has more restricted permissions than the Internet zone, such as an intranet zone.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 hotfix information
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.
There are no prerequisites.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To enable this hotfix after installation, follow these steps:
Click Start, type regeditin the Start Searchbox, and then press ENTER.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
On the Editmenu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
On the Editmenu, click Modify.
Type 1, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor.
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.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
6.0.600 0. 16xxx
6.0.600 0. 20xxx
6.0.600 1. 18xxx
Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1
6.0.600 1. 22xxx
Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1
Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008.
The .manifest and .mum files that are installed for each environment are listed separately. The .mum and .manifest files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
For all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
950067 Certificate error Web page is displayed when you try to visit an SSL Web site by using Internet Explorer 7: "There is a problem with this website's security certificate"
Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista
Additional files for all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems, Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Standard