[THIN] Re: default search provider being corrupted in IE8

  • From: "Andrew Wood" <andrew.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:10:45 +0100

Yes ..ish


As I said, IE8 was being published into a set of servers with a stack of GPO
modification that set AppData to be different from the default (the default
being %USERPROFILE%\appdata) to y:\application data ( in this case Y: was
mapped to the users TSProfile directory.. essentially %USERPROFILE%)


I modified the GPO that was applying this value so that it went back to the
default (%USERPROFILE%\appdata) and the error went away. 


So, like I said -yes(ish). I 'fixed it' .. but, like I was hoping to avoid
in my first post -  I ended up having to rejig GPOs.


I believe if the reg entry
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\WIndows\Currentversion\explorer\user shell
folders\appdata isn't the default - or at least a UNC path name, this error
kicks in. 


This was for a mandatory profile as well (linking into Appsense as well but
that wasn't a problem) - so my question would be 'what is the value for
users that you have in that setting?. 


Also bear in mind there is a fair amount of new settings in the IE subkeys -
what I also did was re-build the server without the standard default
profile; made sure IE8 worked fine with a user then essentially made this
new 'IE8 profiled user' the default profile.


I don't get the error now.


Does this help?


From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Hutchinson, Alan
Sent: 30 June 2010 11:20
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: default search provider being corrupted in IE8


Andy - Did you get to the bottom of this one?. I'm having the same issue - I
had initially assumed that it was to do with the way that I'd set up and
replicated the mandatory profile I'd put together. Most stuff on the web
points to the registry key you mention but I can't actually see anything
wrong with it.







From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Andrew Wood
Sent: 13 May 2010 09:29
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] default search provider being corrupted in IE8

I've got a site where they're looking to roll out IE8 on their W2k3 XenApp


Everything installs and is (relatively) dandy - other than a message for
users about the search engine getting 'corrupted' whenever they log on:


    A Program on your computer has corrupted your default search setting for
Internet Explorer.


    Internet Explorer has reset this setting to your original search


    Internet Explorer will now open Search Settings, where you can change
this setting or install more search providers.


It seems that this is happening because IE8 appears to want
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\WIndows\Currentversion\explorer\user shell
folders\appdata to be %USERPROFILE%\appdata - rather than the redirected
value it currently is. 


Has anyone come across this and got a "fix"? Or could suggest one? I could
change it from the value it is now to the local profile - but then I've got
to redesign the locked down profile stuff thats going on 








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