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Anonymous
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January 14, 2005 3:06:58 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

1/14/05

Greetings:

You should be running Windows 2000 to observe this behavior.

Perhaps this has something to do with Network security in Win2k. When I try
to access an asx file linked to a button it DOESN'T OPEN the file. Next I
right-click the button, choose 'Save Target As...' and save the inked file
to my Desktop. When I double-click the saved file on my Desktop, it OPENS
NORMALLY.

Try it and see if you can figure out what is happening.

Go to http://www.smoothisland.com/bmainpage.php . You can use 'demo' and
'demo' as your user id and password.

Enter the user id and password, then click the sign-in button. Next you
will see a red button. This is the button linked to the asx file. Click the
red button. Observe what happens. Next, place your mouse over the red
button, right-click and choose 'Save Target As...' and save the linked file
to your desktop. Next, double-click the saved file on your desktop. You
should now connect to the stream.

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening. Two types of behavior from
one file. I need an explanation and a fix (as opposed to a workaround). The
button should work correctly when clicked. That is the button should follow
the instructions contained in the asx file when clicked.

Any help is appreciated.

Mike Powers

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Anonymous
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January 15, 2005 2:10:48 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

Hello Group:

We may have a solution here. This following message is an answer to this
same post at another newsgroup:

>>>>>>>>>>>start message

The error message page you are directed to indicates, most likely, a problem
with the proxy server settings between IE and your system's.
FIX: Update to behaviors of certain proxy servers on Windows Media Player 9
Series
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;839340

Could also be a firewall issue:
User Datagram Protocol does not work with some firewall packet inspection
routines
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;839221

Less likely, but possibly a third-party software conflict:
Windows Media Player May Not Play Audio Files from Web Server If Third-Party
Players Are Installed
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320280
(check your registry as mentioned)

One problem I noticed on the site you referenced was that to play the
stream, I had to disable my pop-up blocker - so check to see if that's your
problem, too.

If no joy with the above, hopefully a WMP MVP will see your post in the WMP
group and have better answers for you.
--

Jon R. Kennedy
Charlotte, NC, USA

end message >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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"Mike Powers" <sorry@nospam.net> wrote in message
news:e$wa#dg#EHA.2600@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> 1/14/05
>
> Greetings:
>
> You should be running Windows 2000 to observe this behavior.
>
> Perhaps this has something to do with Network security in Win2k. When I
try
> to access an asx file linked to a button it DOESN'T OPEN the file. Next I
> right-click the button, choose 'Save Target As...' and save the inked file
> to my Desktop. When I double-click the saved file on my Desktop, it OPENS
> NORMALLY.
>
> Try it and see if you can figure out what is happening.
>
> Go to http://www.smoothisland.com/bmainpage.php . You can use 'demo' and
> 'demo' as your user id and password.
>
> Enter the user id and password, then click the sign-in button. Next you
> will see a red button. This is the button linked to the asx file. Click
the
> red button. Observe what happens. Next, place your mouse over the red
> button, right-click and choose 'Save Target As...' and save the linked
file
> to your desktop. Next, double-click the saved file on your desktop. You
> should now connect to the stream.
>
> Does anyone have any idea why this is happening. Two types of behavior
from
> one file. I need an explanation and a fix (as opposed to a workaround).
The
> button should work correctly when clicked. That is the button should
follow
> the instructions contained in the asx file when clicked.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Mike Powers
>
>
>
!