microsoft strikes again...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vivid_vibe, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. vivid_vibe

    vivid_vibe OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi,

    Somewhere in the endless updates on the Windows Update page, I have applied the one where it kills the functionality of this format in the address bar:

    http://user:pword@1.2.3.4:80/

    Does anyone know how to restore this functionality of IE using the registry?

    vivid
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    This is meant to be a security fix. If you want to restore the old functionality, look for KB832894 in Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the update. I'm not sure I'd recommend that, but then again, I don't use IE.
     
  3. Ded Morozh

    Ded Morozh I don't DISlike you...

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    Found the Reg Hack

    Here's the link to the reghack from M$. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=834489

    I think this is the bit you're looking for

    How to disable the new default behavior for handling user information in HTTP or HTTPS URLs

    To disable the new default behavior in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, create iexplore.exe and explorer.exe DWORD values in one of the following registry keys and set their value data to 0.

    * For all users of the program, set the value in the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_HTTP_USERNAME_PASSWORD_DISABLE
    * For the current user of the program only, set the value in the following registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_HTTP_USERNAME_PASSWORD_DISABLE
     
  4. vivid_vibe

    vivid_vibe OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks guys.

    vivid