[thelist] Interesting maybe IIS/ASP maybe authentication error

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Thu Dec 8 17:59:37 CST 2005

In Internet Explorer, please do:
Tools -> Internet options -> advanced -> uncheck "Show Friendly HTTP Errors"
Reload the page.
What error message do you see now?


: -----Original Message-----
: From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-
: bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Jay Blanchard
: Sent: Friday, 9 December 2005 1:00 AM
: To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org'
: Subject: [thelist] Interesting maybe IIS/ASP maybe authentication error
: Good morning gurus and gurettes!
: Ice on the ground in central Texas, who'd a thunk it before Christmas? The
: temperature outdoors is not going to go above freezing today, so I have
: elected to stay indoors and perform warm and fuzzy web stuff.
: Here is the situation; on our intranet we have articles and documents that
: are controlled by a very basic CMS. For one user, on his computer, in his
: office, he cannot access any .asp pages past the front page where a query
: string is involved in the URL. He gets a 500 Internal Server Error (page
: cannot be displayed, the logs do not offer much more either) when he
: clicks
: on this like this link;
: https://my.goofy.server/content/announceview2.asp?AID=490
: If he clicks on a link that opens a Word doc or something similar there is
: no problem, it opens right up.
: So he logs off and I log on with my uname, pw and the pages display
: properly. He logs using another computer and the pages display properly.
: Aha! Perhaps his user profile on his machine is jacked up somehow (the
: intranet authenticates against NT logon info, and even though he can get
: to
: most of it that is the only thing that I could come up with at the time).
: Backups are done, profile is eliminated and then re-established. No joy,
: same problem. The problem seems to be isolated to his machine with him
: logged on on this particular site. A very odd thing indeed.
: I have Googled for this problem, but really haven't found anything yet. It
: is probably because describing the problem properly in a few words is hard
: to do.
: Any insight would be tremendously appreciated.

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