KB961143 and 0x8007f0f4 error

On March 12, 2009, in news, by

Error message when you use Internet Explorer 8 Beta to access your company Web site in Windows Small Business Server 2003: “HTTP 401.1 – Unauthorized”:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;961143

Folks… who in their right mind installs IE8 beta on a server?

Who in their right mind installs IE8 on a server period?

If your server does not have .net 2.0 on it you will find that this patch wants it on there and may throw off a 0x8007f0f4 error.

If you are a minimalist and have kept .net 2.0 off your box (which means you don’t have wsus 2), then you probably won’t be installing IE8 either and you can pass on this patch.

 

4 Responses to KB961143 and 0x8007f0f4 error

  1. Philip Savino says:

    How about those who have .net 2.0 installed on their SBS server and use it but do not have IE8 Beta and their SBS server will not stop requesting the fix fro MS Update.

  2. caligula says:

    On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 10:17 AM by Philip Savino wrote:
    > How about those who have .net 2.0 installed on their SBS server and use it but do not have IE8 Beta and their SBS server will not stop requesting the fix fro MS Update.

    Well, those people have the following to do:
    1.) read & understand C:\Windows\KB961143.log
    2.) read & understand C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
    3.) fix the underlying problem (can be an ugly task!)
    4.) install the f* update

  3. Of course we load IE8 on a server since we have to anticipate “some clients” doing that. In my case, it actually broke my internal NIC connection. Uninstalling it resovled that. I have SBS2K3 premium (all patches, no WSUS). Still working on the issue, but thought I would pass the info along. I do have IE8 working everywhere else (XP, VISTA, WINDOWS 7 BETA).

  4. Rob says:

    “Who in their right mind installs IE8 on a server?”

    I say: Who in their right mind leaves IE6 ANYWHERE?

    Terminal servers notwithstanding, eventually I’m going to click a Windows “more info” link and get a browser. I’d rather it be secure.