Thursday, June 23, 2011

Browser pas

Desperate one behaves vilely. Opera installer v11.11 made that browser default without asking me (I can swear, no questions were asked). To return the IE as default browser (not that I like or use IE for browsing, but to make it start first for test purposes) I had to modify the registry.
As it turned out, the HKCR hive is not a link but a cascade union of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes and then HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes. So, modifying one branch, make sure there is no the same in the second place which will override the values.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A certification pit

Each time we need renew or issue a new certificate for test web servers it becomes a quest. The certification server is installed on a windows 2003 server and each time it behaves different. I wonder, if somebody noticed that too?
It works differently in different browsers, and does not let you in even with IE until the browser's advanced security property "Enable Integrated Windows Authentication" is off.