[OpenAFS] Strange interaction with OpenAFS and Internet Explorer 7

John Perkins john@cs.wisc.edu
Thu, 15 Jan 2009 17:43:39 -0600

John Perkins wrote:
> We're running OpenAFS 1.5.56 at our site on Windows XP SP3 systems. Just 
> recently we updated Internet Explorer to version 7.
> After IE7 came along, Excel spreadsheets will no longer load out of AFS. 
>  Copying them to the local disk and opening works fine.  This is with
> Office 2007.
> Has anyone else here had similar issues and/or know of a fix for this 
> situation?

Never mind, folks...turns out we had a faulty setting in
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell 
Folders\Cache and
Folders\Cache  (was set to C:\\temp rather than C:\temp...Excel 2007 
and/or IE7 gets upset with the double-backslash).

Sorry to bother everyone...

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