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IE7 stole my wife, ruined my life

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  • mrshrinkray

    Not quite as extreme, however since I've installed IE7 beta 3, I now can't access an internal website which is run on IIS6. I got out the old packet sniffer and discovered that IE7 doesn't actually respond to the authentication header it gets sent back:

    Content-Length: 1656
    Content-Type: text/html
    Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
    WWW-Authenticate: Negotiate
    WWW-Authenticate: NTLM
    WWW-Authenticate: Digest qop="auth",algorithm=MD5-sess,nonce="b17fbc9d519fc601a0d32aaa756f038f4de198e74354a9eedebece9093aa565210da5653a1d933f2",charset=utf-8,realm="Digest"
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
    Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 10:07:11 GMT

    And so IE7 just says it can't find the server (I think it's being creative with the truth).

    Also since I installed, my valued Photoshop 6 now hangs at startup.

    Why don't you just uninstall you winging pom, I hear you cry! Well, I tried this, restarted the machine (no errors or anything) and was left with an IE6 that was broken, continously complaining about a preview.dlg. I tried a restore point but for some reason the restore point system still gives me IE7.

    Help! Any suggestions? Can I force IE6 back over the top without having to do a complete re-install?

  • blowdart

    There was a patch on WindowsUpdate concerning IE7 and auth headers. Did you try pulling it down? (No idea if it fixes the latest beta though)

  • Unoriginal​Guy

    Is this what it is sending to IE:


    Because I don't think "**UnReg**" is valid HTTP

  • Ericlaw

    Can you please send me (ericlaw@microsoft) a log file of your interaction with the server?

    IE should/will only respond to an authentication challenge if the server sends back a HTTP/401 response status.


    Eric Lawrence
    Program Manager
    Internet Explorer Networking

  • mrshrinkray

    UnoriginalGuy wrote:

    Is this what it is sending to IE:


    Because I don't think "**UnReg**" is valid HTTP

    Sorry I should've mentioned, the unreg is added by ether detect as it's unregistered.

  • kuehcj

    You need to change the setting of IE7 so that it automatically uses the windows authentication to authenticate to the server.  Available at:

    Internet Options -> Security -> Choose the appropriate zone -> Custom Level -> User authentication -> Automatic logon using current user name and password

  • zhuo

    very catchy title, wished the content had been just as entertaining.

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