Posts Tagged ‘internet explorer’

Windows Server 2003 Quick Launch Permission Errors

Problems | Posted by epistasis
May 17 2009

Problem: I’ve been trying to fix this for ages. Basically, when logged on as Administrator to my Windows 2003 Server box, using folder redirection (particularly for the Application Data folder, which is where the user’s quick launch is stored – App Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch), and redirecting over a share (even though the share is on the same server), clicking any quick launch items brings up an error saying “You may not have the appropriate permissions” etc.

Solution: After lots of googling I found the answer is to add the file server to the ‘Intranet’ zone under the Security tab of Internet Explorer. (i.e. add server or http://server). This will make the quick launch work again. If you want to reload the quick launch, go into task manager and kill explorer.exe, then start it up again.

Windows 7 </3 IE8

Windows 7 | Posted by epistasis
Mar 06 2009

Hmm, so Microsoft have confirmed that users of Windows 7 will be able to ‘turn on or off’ Internet Explorer. Or have they? Turning off IE8 in Windows 7 seemingly does what was already possible – that is, simply deletes the iexplore.exe file. This is hardly ‘disabling’ the browser, as many DLLs and other parts of the browser still remain, not to mention that Windows will probably ask you a thousand times if you’re sure you want to disable it.

I think it’s fairly safe to say that the only reason Microsoft are doing this is to appease Brussels. They’ve got the anti-trust case over including IE with Windows and this is a quickfix.. or should I say hotfix. Oh it makes sense now.. if it’s a hotfix.. it’s meant to be rubbish.

Anyway, I’m going to toddle off and find a copy of build 7048 now and check out the differences between it and the public beta (build 7000). Wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚