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IE 8 Won't open New Window or New Tabs in Server 2008 R2

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Brad Perich, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Brad Perich

    Brad Perich Flightless Bird

    The Situation: IE 8 won't open links in a new window or a new tab either
    through javascript or manually using the context menus. Page > New Window
    still works. Clicking the new tab interface button still works.

    A new process is opened for the new tab but it fails at 'connecting...'

    This is on a domain connected development workstation running Server 2008 R2
    64-Bit. Accelerators turned off, ScreenFilter turned on. VB.NET 2010 Beta
    installed. Recent work on a project that involves the WebBrowser control.
    Java is 6.17. Forefront Client Security is installed. All updates Up to today
    are installed.

    Tried clearing all temp folders and files. Tested with add-on's off. Tested
    with Forefront off. Closed all open instances of iexplorer.exe, used SFC to
    verify and reregistered the following dlls using a cmd prompt that was run as
    administrator:

    urlmon.dll - Succeeded
    actxprxy.dll - Succeeded
    shdocvw.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was
    not found.
    mshtml.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was
    not found.
    browseui.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was
    not found.
    jscript.dll - Succeeded
    vbscript.dll - Succeeded
    oleaut32.dll - Succeeded

    Also tried a broader collection of dll's found in other support
    documentation with no effect. Confirmed other WIN 7 Enterprise 32bit boxes
    under the same domain connection with the same GPO's are problem free. Can't
    reinstall IE 8 in R2 that i can see since it's fully integrated and does show
    in the features list.

    I can't think of any event that coincided with the failure; either update,
    software installation or development. That doesn't mean I'm not missing
    something.

    Any ideas before I call 1-800-MICROSOFT? Thanks.
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Brad,

    Why oh why are you testing on a server platform? IE runs by default in an
    enhanced security mode on server platforms. They are meant to be locked up
    in COM's rooms with no physical access.

    Test from another 'normal' workstation. None of your users should/will be
    using a server version to 'surf' the web.

    The WebBrowser control by default uses IE7 emulation mode. Search for IE
    FeatureControl

    MSDN IE Development Forum (post such questions here instead)
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/iewebdevelopment/threads


    Regards.

    "Brad Perich" <BradPerich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9AB33855-7F9A-4F15-B939-FB6B489F6A6D@microsoft.com...
    > The Situation: IE 8 won't open links in a new window or a new tab either
    > through javascript or manually using the context menus. Page > New Window
    > still works. Clicking the new tab interface button still works.
    >
    > A new process is opened for the new tab but it fails at 'connecting...'
    >
    > This is on a domain connected development workstation running Server 2008
    > R2
    > 64-Bit. Accelerators turned off, ScreenFilter turned on. VB.NET 2010 Beta
    > installed. Recent work on a project that involves the WebBrowser control.
    > Java is 6.17. Forefront Client Security is installed. All updates Up to
    > today
    > are installed.
    >
    > Tried clearing all temp folders and files. Tested with add-on's off.
    > Tested
    > with Forefront off. Closed all open instances of iexplorer.exe, used SFC
    > to
    > verify and reregistered the following dlls using a cmd prompt that was run
    > as
    > administrator:
    >
    > urlmon.dll - Succeeded
    > actxprxy.dll - Succeeded
    > shdocvw.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was
    > not found.
    > mshtml.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was
    > not found.
    > browseui.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer
    > was
    > not found.
    > jscript.dll - Succeeded
    > vbscript.dll - Succeeded
    > oleaut32.dll - Succeeded
    >
    > Also tried a broader collection of dll's found in other support
    > documentation with no effect. Confirmed other WIN 7 Enterprise 32bit boxes
    > under the same domain connection with the same GPO's are problem free.
    > Can't
    > reinstall IE 8 in R2 that i can see since it's fully integrated and does
    > show
    > in the features list.
    >
    > I can't think of any event that coincided with the failure; either update,
    > software installation or development. That doesn't mean I'm not missing
    > something.
    >
    > Any ideas before I call 1-800-MICROSOFT? Thanks.
     
  3. Brad Perich

    Brad Perich Flightless Bird

    Hi Rob. Thanks for the reply. Please do not patronize me. You make several
    assumptions in your response. I have good reasons to be using server 2008 r2
    on my development workstation. Mainly to take advantage of Hyper-V, but for
    other reasons as well. IE 8 was working perfectly until recently. Lets try to
    keep responses relevant to solving the problem, shall we? Thanks.

    IE Enhanced Security has been turned off.

    Brad

    "rob^_^" wrote:

    > Hi Brad,
    >
    > Why oh why are you testing on a server platform? IE runs by default in an
    > enhanced security mode on server platforms. They are meant to be locked up
    > in COM's rooms with no physical access.
    >
    > Test from another 'normal' workstation. None of your users should/will be
    > using a server version to 'surf' the web.
    >
    > The WebBrowser control by default uses IE7 emulation mode. Search for IE
    > FeatureControl
    >
    > MSDN IE Development Forum (post such questions here instead)
    > http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/iewebdevelopment/threads
    >
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "Brad Perich" <BradPerich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:9AB33855-7F9A-4F15-B939-FB6B489F6A6D@microsoft.com...
    > > The Situation: IE 8 won't open links in a new window or a new tab either
    > > through javascript or manually using the context menus. Page > New Window
    > > still works. Clicking the new tab interface button still works.
    > >
    > > A new process is opened for the new tab but it fails at 'connecting...'
    > >
    > > This is on a domain connected development workstation running Server 2008
    > > R2
    > > 64-Bit. Accelerators turned off, ScreenFilter turned on. VB.NET 2010 Beta
    > > installed. Recent work on a project that involves the WebBrowser control.
    > > Java is 6.17. Forefront Client Security is installed. All updates Up to
    > > today
    > > are installed.
    > >
    > > Tried clearing all temp folders and files. Tested with add-on's off.
    > > Tested
    > > with Forefront off. Closed all open instances of iexplorer.exe, used SFC
    > > to
    > > verify and reregistered the following dlls using a cmd prompt that was run
    > > as
    > > administrator:
    > >
    > > urlmon.dll - Succeeded
    > > actxprxy.dll - Succeeded
    > > shdocvw.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was
    > > not found.
    > > mshtml.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was
    > > not found.
    > > browseui.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer
    > > was
    > > not found.
    > > jscript.dll - Succeeded
    > > vbscript.dll - Succeeded
    > > oleaut32.dll - Succeeded
    > >
    > > Also tried a broader collection of dll's found in other support
    > > documentation with no effect. Confirmed other WIN 7 Enterprise 32bit boxes
    > > under the same domain connection with the same GPO's are problem free.
    > > Can't
    > > reinstall IE 8 in R2 that i can see since it's fully integrated and does
    > > show
    > > in the features list.
    > >
    > > I can't think of any event that coincided with the failure; either update,
    > > software installation or development. That doesn't mean I'm not missing
    > > something.
    > >
    > > Any ideas before I call 1-800-MICROSOFT? Thanks.

    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    See the Answer post by OnyXxL in this thread for a possible fix:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...r/thread/e312e580-1cbc-496b-8c6b-b69b8535a7bb

    Brad Perich wrote:
    > The Situation: IE 8 won't open links in a new window or a new tab either
    > through javascript or manually using the context menus. Page > New Window
    > still works. Clicking the new tab interface button still works.
    >
    > A new process is opened for the new tab but it fails at 'connecting...'
    >
    > This is on a domain connected development workstation running Server 2008
    > R2
    > 64-Bit. Accelerators turned off, ScreenFilter turned on. VB.NET 2010 Beta
    > installed. Recent work on a project that involves the WebBrowser control.
    > Java is 6.17. Forefront Client Security is installed. All updates Up to
    > today are installed.
    >
    > Tried clearing all temp folders and files. Tested with add-on's off.
    > Tested
    > with Forefront off. Closed all open instances of iexplorer.exe, used SFC
    > to
    > verify and reregistered the following dlls using a cmd prompt that was run
    > as administrator:
    >
    > urlmon.dll - Succeeded
    > actxprxy.dll - Succeeded
    > shdocvw.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was
    > not found.
    > mshtml.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was
    > not found.
    > browseui.dll - Failed: was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer
    > was
    > not found.
    > jscript.dll - Succeeded
    > vbscript.dll - Succeeded
    > oleaut32.dll - Succeeded
    >
    > Also tried a broader collection of dll's found in other support
    > documentation with no effect. Confirmed other WIN 7 Enterprise 32bit boxes
    > under the same domain connection with the same GPO's are problem free.
    > Can't
    > reinstall IE 8 in R2 that i can see since it's fully integrated and does
    > show in the features list.
    >
    > I can't think of any event that coincided with the failure; either update,
    > software installation or development. That doesn't mean I'm not missing
    > something.
    >
    > Any ideas before I call 1-800-MICROSOFT? Thanks.
     
  5. Brad Perich

    Brad Perich Flightless Bird

    Thanks PA Bear. That script did the trick. Exactly what it needed. Protected
    mode does seem to be foobared somehow. I wonder what it is exactly.

    I've saved the script to my tools folder. Very handy. Cheers.
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    YW. And my question about anti-virus/security suite applications and/or
    Norton or McAfee software?

    Brad Perich wrote:
    > Thanks PA Bear. That script did the trick. Exactly what it needed.
    > Protected
    > mode does seem to be foobared somehow. I wonder what it is exactly.
    >
    > I've saved the script to my tools folder. Very handy. Cheers.
     

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