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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 12:21:34 AM

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When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error message
"cannot perform this operation because the default mail client [i.e. Outlook
2003] is not properly installed". However, Outlook is performing perfectly
in every other respect, and performing a detect and repair has no effect.

More about : mailto link working

Anonymous
July 26, 2005 2:51:02 PM

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Walt,

See if you can launch mailto: from Start-Run. (mailto:somename@xxxxxx.com)

If this happens only when clicking a mailto: link in IE, see:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/mailtoprotocol.htm

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
news:%237XXF4UkFHA.3336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error message
> "cannot perform this operation because the default mail client [i.e.
> Outlook 2003] is not properly installed". However, Outlook is performing
> perfectly in every other respect, and performing a detect and repair has
> no effect.
>
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 9:09:58 PM

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Ramesh

Thanks for your help. When I navigate in the registry to
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto I get an error message when I try to open the key,
so I cannot create the string value mentioned in the article you reference.

Walt


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%233xQNHakFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Walt,
>
> See if you can launch mailto: from Start-Run. (mailto:somename@xxxxxx.com)
>
> If this happens only when clicking a mailto: link in IE, see:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/mailtoprotocol.htm
>
> --
> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
> news:%237XXF4UkFHA.3336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error message
>> "cannot perform this operation because the default mail client [i.e.
>> Outlook 2003] is not properly installed". However, Outlook is performing
>> perfectly in every other respect, and performing a detect and repair has
>> no effect.
>>
>
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Anonymous
July 27, 2005 2:26:16 AM

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Walt,

You need to login as Administrator in order to modify the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
hive.

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
news:uISJ6xfkFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Ramesh
>
> Thanks for your help. When I navigate in the registry to
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto I get an error message when I try to open the
> key, so I cannot create the string value mentioned in the article you
> reference.
>
> Walt
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%233xQNHakFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Walt,
>>
>> See if you can launch mailto: from Start-Run.
>> (mailto:somename@xxxxxx.com)
>>
>> If this happens only when clicking a mailto: link in IE, see:
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/mailtoprotocol.htm
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>> news:%237XXF4UkFHA.3336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error
>>> message "cannot perform this operation because the default mail client
>>> [i.e. Outlook 2003] is not properly installed". However, Outlook is
>>> performing perfectly in every other respect, and performing a detect and
>>> repair has no effect.
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 2:26:17 AM

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Ramesh

How can one log on as administrator at the login screen, and all I have to
do when I open the mailto key is add the string URL Protocol, right?

Thanks

Walter

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eitNrLgkFHA.3828@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Walt,
>
> You need to login as Administrator in order to modify the
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
> news:uISJ6xfkFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Ramesh
>>
>> Thanks for your help. When I navigate in the registry to
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto I get an error message when I try to open the
>> key, so I cannot create the string value mentioned in the article you
>> reference.
>>
>> Walt
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:%233xQNHakFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Walt,
>>>
>>> See if you can launch mailto: from Start-Run.
>>> (mailto:somename@xxxxxx.com)
>>>
>>> If this happens only when clicking a mailto: link in IE, see:
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/mailtoprotocol.htm
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>>>
>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%237XXF4UkFHA.3336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error
>>>> message "cannot perform this operation because the default mail client
>>>> [i.e. Outlook 2003] is not properly installed". However, Outlook is
>>>> performing perfectly in every other respect, and performing a detect
>>>> and repair has no effect.
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 3:01:47 AM

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Walter,

Any user account with administrator type will do. Make sure that the
Administrators group has full control for this key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto

Limited users should have "Read" access to that key.

See "Assigning Permissions to a Registry Key" in this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310426

Take ownership of a registry key:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
news:eaRTjWgkFHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Ramesh
>
> How can one log on as administrator at the login screen, and all I have to
> do when I open the mailto key is add the string URL Protocol, right?
>
> Thanks
>
> Walter
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eitNrLgkFHA.3828@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Walt,
>>
>> You need to login as Administrator in order to modify the
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>> news:uISJ6xfkFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Ramesh
>>>
>>> Thanks for your help. When I navigate in the registry to
>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto I get an error message when I try to open the
>>> key, so I cannot create the string value mentioned in the article you
>>> reference.
>>>
>>> Walt
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:%233xQNHakFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Walt,
>>>>
>>>> See if you can launch mailto: from Start-Run.
>>>> (mailto:somename@xxxxxx.com)
>>>>
>>>> If this happens only when clicking a mailto: link in IE, see:
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/mailtoprotocol.htm
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:%237XXF4UkFHA.3336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>> When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error
>>>>> message "cannot perform this operation because the default mail client
>>>>> [i.e. Outlook 2003] is not properly installed". However, Outlook is
>>>>> performing perfectly in every other respect, and performing a detect
>>>>> and repair has no effect.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 3:01:48 AM

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Ramesh

My account is an administrator account. When I first right click on the
mailto key, I get a 'cannot open mailto: error when opening key' message.
When subsequently right clicking, I am informed that I do not have
permission to view the current permissions, but I can make changes. When I
make changes I am told that they will not be saved and that access is
denied. Something is strange!

Walter




"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23F6oRggkFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Walter,
>
> Any user account with administrator type will do. Make sure that the
> Administrators group has full control for this key:
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto
>
> Limited users should have "Read" access to that key.
>
> See "Assigning Permissions to a Registry Key" in this article:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310426
>
> Take ownership of a registry key:
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>
> --
> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
> news:eaRTjWgkFHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Ramesh
>>
>> How can one log on as administrator at the login screen, and all I have
>> to do when I open the mailto key is add the string URL Protocol, right?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Walter
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:eitNrLgkFHA.3828@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Walt,
>>>
>>> You need to login as Administrator in order to modify the
>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>>>
>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>> news:uISJ6xfkFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>> Ramesh
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your help. When I navigate in the registry to
>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto I get an error message when I try to open the
>>>> key, so I cannot create the string value mentioned in the article you
>>>> reference.
>>>>
>>>> Walt
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:%233xQNHakFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Walt,
>>>>>
>>>>> See if you can launch mailto: from Start-Run.
>>>>> (mailto:somename@xxxxxx.com)
>>>>>
>>>>> If this happens only when clicking a mailto: link in IE, see:
>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/mailtoprotocol.htm
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:%237XXF4UkFHA.3336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error
>>>>>> message "cannot perform this operation because the default mail
>>>>>> client [i.e. Outlook 2003] is not properly installed". However,
>>>>>> Outlook is performing perfectly in every other respect, and
>>>>>> performing a detect and repair has no effect.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 1:23:14 PM

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Walter,

See "Assigning Permissions to a Registry Key" in this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310426

Take ownership of a registry key:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
news:%23mkKwshkFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Ramesh
>
> My account is an administrator account. When I first right click on the
> mailto key, I get a 'cannot open mailto: error when opening key' message.
> When subsequently right clicking, I am informed that I do not have
> permission to view the current permissions, but I can make changes. When I
> make changes I am told that they will not be saved and that access is
> denied. Something is strange!
>
> Walter
>
>
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23F6oRggkFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Walter,
>>
>> Any user account with administrator type will do. Make sure that the
>> Administrators group has full control for this key:
>>
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto
>>
>> Limited users should have "Read" access to that key.
>>
>> See "Assigning Permissions to a Registry Key" in this article:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310426
>>
>> Take ownership of a registry key:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>> news:eaRTjWgkFHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Ramesh
>>>
>>> How can one log on as administrator at the login screen, and all I have
>>> to do when I open the mailto key is add the string URL Protocol, right?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Walter
>>>
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:eitNrLgkFHA.3828@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>> Walt,
>>>>
>>>> You need to login as Administrator in order to modify the
>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:uISJ6xfkFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Ramesh
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for your help. When I navigate in the registry to
>>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto I get an error message when I try to open the
>>>>> key, so I cannot create the string value mentioned in the article you
>>>>> reference.
>>>>>
>>>>> Walt
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>> news:%233xQNHakFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Walt,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> See if you can launch mailto: from Start-Run.
>>>>>> (mailto:somename@xxxxxx.com)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If this happens only when clicking a mailto: link in IE, see:
>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/mailtoprotocol.htm
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:%237XXF4UkFHA.3336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error
>>>>>>> message "cannot perform this operation because the default mail
>>>>>>> client [i.e. Outlook 2003] is not properly installed". However,
>>>>>>> Outlook is performing perfectly in every other respect, and
>>>>>>> performing a detect and repair has no effect.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 11:03:23 PM

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Ramesh

I have now managed to give ownership of the mailto registry key to the group
of administrators. The string URL Protocol exists (but with no data -- is
this correct?) But still when I click on a mailto link in IE it tells me the
default mail client is not properly installed, although it appears correctly
under Internet Options>Programs. Changing the default client to something
else and then changing it back to Outlook does not correct the situation.

Walter

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uzrjy6lkFHA.1440@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Walter,
>
> See "Assigning Permissions to a Registry Key" in this article:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310426
>
> Take ownership of a registry key:
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>
> --
> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
> news:%23mkKwshkFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Ramesh
>>
>> My account is an administrator account. When I first right click on the
>> mailto key, I get a 'cannot open mailto: error when opening key' message.
>> When subsequently right clicking, I am informed that I do not have
>> permission to view the current permissions, but I can make changes. When
>> I make changes I am told that they will not be saved and that access is
>> denied. Something is strange!
>>
>> Walter
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:%23F6oRggkFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Walter,
>>>
>>> Any user account with administrator type will do. Make sure that the
>>> Administrators group has full control for this key:
>>>
>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto
>>>
>>> Limited users should have "Read" access to that key.
>>>
>>> See "Assigning Permissions to a Registry Key" in this article:
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310426
>>>
>>> Take ownership of a registry key:
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>>>
>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eaRTjWgkFHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> Ramesh
>>>>
>>>> How can one log on as administrator at the login screen, and all I have
>>>> to do when I open the mailto key is add the string URL Protocol, right?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Walter
>>>>
>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:eitNrLgkFHA.3828@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Walt,
>>>>>
>>>>> You need to login as Administrator in order to modify the
>>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:uISJ6xfkFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Ramesh
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks for your help. When I navigate in the registry to
>>>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto I get an error message when I try to open
>>>>>> the key, so I cannot create the string value mentioned in the article
>>>>>> you reference.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Walt
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:%233xQNHakFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Walt,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> See if you can launch mailto: from Start-Run.
>>>>>>> (mailto:somename@xxxxxx.com)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If this happens only when clicking a mailto: link in IE, see:
>>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/mailtoprotocol.htm
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:%237XXF4UkFHA.3336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error
>>>>>>>> message "cannot perform this operation because the default mail
>>>>>>>> client [i.e. Outlook 2003] is not properly installed". However,
>>>>>>>> Outlook is performing perfectly in every other respect, and
>>>>>>>> performing a detect and repair has no effect.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 1:56:48 PM

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Walter,

Does the Users group have "Read" permissions for that key? If nothing helps,
try exporting the key, then delete it from the registry. Then, choose your
default mail client from the IE Options drop-down.

See also:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/defaultmail.htm

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
news:o P2DrVtkFHA.320@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Ramesh
>
> I have now managed to give ownership of the mailto registry key to the
> group of administrators. The string URL Protocol exists (but with no
> data -- is this correct?) But still when I click on a mailto link in IE it
> tells me the default mail client is not properly installed, although it
> appears correctly under Internet Options>Programs. Changing the default
> client to something else and then changing it back to Outlook does not
> correct the situation.
>
> Walter
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uzrjy6lkFHA.1440@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Walter,
>>
>> See "Assigning Permissions to a Registry Key" in this article:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310426
>>
>> Take ownership of a registry key:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23mkKwshkFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Ramesh
>>>
>>> My account is an administrator account. When I first right click on the
>>> mailto key, I get a 'cannot open mailto: error when opening key'
>>> message. When subsequently right clicking, I am informed that I do not
>>> have permission to view the current permissions, but I can make changes.
>>> When I make changes I am told that they will not be saved and that
>>> access is denied. Something is strange!
>>>
>>> Walter
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:%23F6oRggkFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> Walter,
>>>>
>>>> Any user account with administrator type will do. Make sure that the
>>>> Administrators group has full control for this key:
>>>>
>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto
>>>>
>>>> Limited users should have "Read" access to that key.
>>>>
>>>> See "Assigning Permissions to a Registry Key" in this article:
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310426
>>>>
>>>> Take ownership of a registry key:
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:eaRTjWgkFHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Ramesh
>>>>>
>>>>> How can one log on as administrator at the login screen, and all I
>>>>> have to do when I open the mailto key is add the string URL Protocol,
>>>>> right?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>> Walter
>>>>>
>>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>> news:eitNrLgkFHA.3828@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Walt,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You need to login as Administrator in order to modify the
>>>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:uISJ6xfkFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Ramesh
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks for your help. When I navigate in the registry to
>>>>>>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto I get an error message when I try to open
>>>>>>> the key, so I cannot create the string value mentioned in the
>>>>>>> article you reference.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Walt
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:%233xQNHakFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> Walt,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> See if you can launch mailto: from Start-Run.
>>>>>>>> (mailto:somename@xxxxxx.com)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> If this happens only when clicking a mailto: link in IE, see:
>>>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/mailtoprotocol.htm
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
>>>>>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Walt G" <anon@universe.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:%237XXF4UkFHA.3336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>> When I click on a mailto link on a webpage, IE6 puts up the error
>>>>>>>>> message "cannot perform this operation because the default mail
>>>>>>>>> client [i.e. Outlook 2003] is not properly installed". However,
>>>>>>>>> Outlook is performing perfectly in every other respect, and
>>>>>>>>> performing a detect and repair has no effect.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
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