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SYMPTOMS

When you try to open a Web site as a Web folder in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, you receive an error message that the Web folder address is too long. Additionally, you cannot open the Web site. This problem only occurs if the Web site URL string has many characters.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because there is a limit of 1,024 characters for the URL string when you try to open a Web site as a Web folder.

RESOLUTION

Windows Server 2003

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889100/ ) How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

Prerequisites
To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on the computer.
Restart requirement
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
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 tool in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Browseui.dll6.0.3790.26301,604,60831-Jan-200619:00x64SP1SP1QFE
Iepeers.dll6.0.3790.2630370,17631-Jan-200619:00x64SP1SP1QFE
Mshtml.dll6.0.3790.26306,003,71231-Jan-200619:00x64SP1SP1QFE
Shdocvw.dll6.0.3790.26302,434,04831-Jan-200619:00x64SP1SP1QFE
Urlmon.dll6.0.3790.26301,081,85631-Jan-200619:00x64SP1SP1QFE
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.263017,92031-Jan-200619:00x64SP1SP1QFE
Wbrowseui.dll6.0.3790.26301,036,80031-Jan-200619:00x86SP1WOW
Wiepeers.dll6.0.3790.2630253,95231-Jan-200619:00x86SP1WOW
Wmshtml.dll6.0.3790.26303,169,28031-Jan-200619:00x86SP1WOW
Wshdocvw.dll6.0.3790.26301,513,47231-Jan-200619:00x86SP1WOW
Wurlmon.dll6.0.3790.2630694,27231-Jan-200619:00x86SP1WOW
Ww03a2409.dll5.2.3790.263017,40831-Jan-200619:00x86SP1WOW

Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Browseui.dll6.0.3790.4762,538,49631-Jan-200618:52IA-64NoneRTMQFE
Iepeers.dll6.0.3790.476678,91231-Jan-200618:52IA-64NoneRTMQFE
Mshtml.dll6.0.3790.4768,242,17631-Jan-200618:52IA-64NoneRTMQFE
Shdocvw.dll6.0.3790.4763,375,61631-Jan-200618:52IA-64NoneRTMQFE
Urlmon.dll6.0.3790.4761,297,40831-Jan-200618:52IA-64NoneRTMQFE
Wbrowseui.dll6.0.3790.4761,057,28031-Jan-200618:52x86NoneWOW
Wiepeers.dll6.0.3790.476239,10431-Jan-200618:52x86NoneWOW
Wmshtml.dll6.0.3790.4762,934,78431-Jan-200618:52x86NoneWOW
Wshdocvw.dll6.0.3790.4761,398,27231-Jan-200618:52x86NoneWOW
Wurlmon.dll6.0.3790.476526,84831-Jan-200618:52x86NoneWOW
Browseui.dll6.0.3790.26302,547,20031-Jan-200618:59IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Iepeers.dll6.0.3790.2630718,84831-Jan-200618:59IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Mshtml.dll6.0.3790.26309,379,84031-Jan-200618:59IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Shdocvw.dll6.0.3790.26303,680,25631-Jan-200618:59IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Urlmon.dll6.0.3790.26301,611,26431-Jan-200618:59IA-64SP1SP1QFE
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.263016,38431-Jan-200618:59IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Wbrowseui.dll6.0.3790.26301,036,80031-Jan-200618:59x86SP1WOW
Wiepeers.dll6.0.3790.2630253,95231-Jan-200618:59x86SP1WOW
Wmshtml.dll6.0.3790.26303,169,28031-Jan-200618:59x86SP1WOW
Wshdocvw.dll6.0.3790.26301,513,47231-Jan-200618:59x86SP1WOW
Wurlmon.dll6.0.3790.2630694,27231-Jan-200618:59x86SP1WOW
Ww03a2409.dll5.2.3790.263017,40831-Jan-200618:59x86SP1WOW

Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Browseui.dll6.0.3790.4761,057,28001-Feb-200607:49x86NoneRTMQFE
Iepeers.dll6.0.3790.476239,10401-Feb-200607:49x86NoneRTMQFE
Mshtml.dll6.0.3790.4762,934,78401-Feb-200607:49x86NoneRTMQFE
Shdocvw.dll6.0.3790.4761,398,27201-Feb-200607:49x86NoneRTMQFE
Urlmon.dll6.0.3790.476526,84801-Feb-200607:49x86NoneRTMQFE
Browseui.dll6.0.3790.26301,036,80001-Feb-200607:57x86SP1SP1QFE
Iepeers.dll6.0.3790.2630253,95201-Feb-200607:57x86SP1SP1QFE
Mshtml.dll6.0.3790.26303,169,28031-Jan-200618:57x86SP1SP1QFE
Shdocvw.dll6.0.3790.26301,513,47201-Feb-200607:57x86SP1SP1QFE
Urlmon.dll6.0.3790.2630694,27201-Feb-200607:57x86SP1SP1QFE
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.263017,40801-Feb-200602:03x86SP1SP1QFE

Windows XP

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Prerequisites
To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.
Restart requirement
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
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 tool in Control Panel.

Windows XP with Service Pack 2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Iepeers.dll6.0.2900.2796251,90415-Nov-200503:46x86

Windows XP with Service Pack 1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Iepeers.dll6.0.2800.1527236,54414-Nov-200518:50x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

After you install this hotfix, you must create the KB910365_INCREASE_WEBFOLDER_MAXURLLENGTH_TO_INTERNETMAXURLLENGTH registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps.

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type KB910365_INCREASE_WEBFOLDER_MAXURLLENGTH_TO_INTERNETMAXURLLENGTH, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.
The KB910365_INCREASE_WEBFOLDER_MAXURLLENGTH_TO_INTERNETMAXURLLENGTH registry subkey increases the character limit of a URL string to 2,083. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbwinserv2003sp2fix kbwinxpsp3fix kbwinxppresp3fix kbwinserv2003presp2fix kbbug kbfix kbqfe KB910365
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