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ie6 won't keep session for local intranet site

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I have a server running NT 4 Server that is on my local domain that
hosts an ASP application. I have a problem: when I try to test the
ASP application from a computer on the same domain running IE6 on
Windows 2000, the browser will not store the session key. Computers
running other versions of Internet Explorer store the session key.
When I host the application on a Windows 2000 server also on the local
domain, the same test computer with Windows 2000 and Internet Explorer
version 6 stores the session key just fine.

I have tested the problem thoroughly. I have also done a thorough
Knowledge Base and newsgroup search, with no luck. I can think of no
way around the problem besides rewriting all 200 ASP pages to use some
other persistence mechanism besides the Session object.

Yes, I have verified that the site really is on the Local Intranet. I
also have followed the directions in Knowledge Base article 302831 to
verify that there are no per-site privacy settings for local intranet
sites. I have tried moving that site to the Trusted Sites zone from
the Local Intranet zone. Nothing has worked.

I could really use some help!
Jul 19 '05 #1
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Are other cookies stored okay? Perhaps there's an IE issue. Run the IE
repair tool or reinstall IE.

Ray at home

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"Rob Locher" <ro*@roblocher.com> wrote in message
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I have a server running NT 4 Server that is on my local domain that
hosts an ASP application. I have a problem: when I try to test the
ASP application from a computer on the same domain running IE6 on
Windows 2000, the browser will not store the session key. Computers
running other versions of Internet Explorer store the session key.
When I host the application on a Windows 2000 server also on the local
domain, the same test computer with Windows 2000 and Internet Explorer
version 6 stores the session key just fine.

I have tested the problem thoroughly. I have also done a thorough
Knowledge Base and newsgroup search, with no luck. I can think of no
way around the problem besides rewriting all 200 ASP pages to use some
other persistence mechanism besides the Session object.

Yes, I have verified that the site really is on the Local Intranet. I
also have followed the directions in Knowledge Base article 302831 to
verify that there are no per-site privacy settings for local intranet
sites. I have tried moving that site to the Trusted Sites zone from
the Local Intranet zone. Nothing has worked.

I could really use some help!

Jul 19 '05 #2

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does the server name have an underscore in it?
If so, IE 6 (and IE5 with up to date security patches) will not send session
cookies to it because it does not have a valid name (underscores are illegal
in TCP/IP host names).

You will need to set up an alias name in DNS or WINS.

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Mark Schupp
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Head of Development
Integrity eLearning
Online Learning Solutions Provider
ms*****@ielearning.com
http://www.ielearning.com
714.637.9480 x17
"Rob Locher" <ro*@roblocher.com> wrote in message
news:d8**************************@posting.google.c om...
I have a server running NT 4 Server that is on my local domain that
hosts an ASP application. I have a problem: when I try to test the
ASP application from a computer on the same domain running IE6 on
Windows 2000, the browser will not store the session key. Computers
running other versions of Internet Explorer store the session key.
When I host the application on a Windows 2000 server also on the local
domain, the same test computer with Windows 2000 and Internet Explorer
version 6 stores the session key just fine.

I have tested the problem thoroughly. I have also done a thorough
Knowledge Base and newsgroup search, with no luck. I can think of no
way around the problem besides rewriting all 200 ASP pages to use some
other persistence mechanism besides the Session object.

Yes, I have verified that the site really is on the Local Intranet. I
also have followed the directions in Knowledge Base article 302831 to
verify that there are no per-site privacy settings for local intranet
sites. I have tried moving that site to the Trusted Sites zone from
the Local Intranet zone. Nothing has worked.

I could really use some help!

Jul 19 '05 #3

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Mark, you were absolutely correct. It was in fact the underscore in
the server name. I don't know you, but I'm telling all the techies I
know what a swell guy you are! Thank you thank you thank you! If you
ever come to San Diego, drop me an email and I will be delighted to
buy you a beverage at your convenience.

- Rob

"Mark Schupp" <ms*****@ielearning.com> wrote in message news:<er**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>...
does the server name have an underscore in it?
If so, IE 6 (and IE5 with up to date security patches) will not send session
cookies to it because it does not have a valid name (underscores are illegal
in TCP/IP host names).

You will need to set up an alias name in DNS or WINS.

--
Mark Schupp
--
Head of Development
Integrity eLearning
Online Learning Solutions Provider
ms*****@ielearning.com
http://www.ielearning.com
714.637.9480 x17

--my original message snipped--
Jul 19 '05 #4

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