Microsoft KB Archive/927880
Article ID: 927880
Article Last Modified on 8/29/2007
- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, when used with:
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
You cannot log on to a device that uses both a blank user name and password on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer. This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
- The Windows XP-based computer is running Windows Internet Explorer 7.
- The device uses "HTTP Digest authentication."
Note You may also experience this problem when you try to log on to any Web server that uses Digest authentication.
A supported hotfix is now 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 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note If additional issues occur or 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. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.
You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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 item in Control Panel.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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