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KB 896861 and "Microsoft Fix it"

This post originally appeared on my MSDN blog:

Since I no longer work for Microsoft, I have copied it here in case that blog ever goes away.

A couple of days ago, I rebuilt one of my development VMs for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. As I've noted in a previous post, I've found that I need to apply one of the registry hacks described in the following KnowledgeBase article:

You receive error 401.1 when you browse a Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or a later version

When I browsed to KB 896861 this week, I noticed that it has been updated since the last time I saw it. Apparently, this has become such a common issue that Microsoft now provides an automated way to fix the issue:

Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 50306

This was the first time I've seen a reference to Microsoft Fix it, and I have to say that I like it -- and for more than just the cute moniker and button image, too!


  1. # re: KB 896861 and "Microsoft Fix it"

    November 9, 2010 3:22 PM

    Unfortunately, the Fix It option for this KB article is only available for Windows Server 2008 and does not run on Windows Server 2008 R2... I wonder why this is the case.

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