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Using https sites for Homepages in Internet Explorer 9 and hangs on loading IE RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an issue where Internet Explorer 9 is hanging at startup while loading one of serveral homepage tabs. It is an https webpage.  When I strip out the https line in the homepage tab section of IE9 and replace with the http version of the website it loads without problems and then redirects to the https.

    My question is, in general, is this the preferred way to set up homepage tab (go to the basic site and let it load the https if that is the way it is set up to to).  I haven't found any "Best Practices" type documents in this regards. Thanks.

    -Patrick

    P.S. I didn't find the answer in the 5 "related topics" suggestions before posting, but I did learn a few other useful things.

     

    Friday, December 7, 2012 11:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    no.... all websites should be configured to accept both https and http protocol requests... this is a setting that is made on your webserver.

    usually, on public access websites you reserve the https protocol for special folders on your server like logins and user maintenance where you want and require https encryption.... and map your certificates to all items that folder(web pages, resources, .images etc.) (IE has security settings for mixed content)

    the landing page of public access websites can be configured to use both/either https protocols (see IIS settings). You can further refine access with port numbers.

    depending on what server side language you are using you can redirect your users to the login page (using a https protocol) when they try to load any page that requires them to be logged in.

    in your case it sounds like you should reset your Internet Security settings...perhaps you have been tinkering.

    Internet Options>Security tab, click "reset all zones to default"....IE browsers have a security setting for navigation into zones of lower integrity


    Rob^_^

    Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:55 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    no.... all websites should be configured to accept both https and http protocol requests... this is a setting that is made on your webserver.

    usually, on public access websites you reserve the https protocol for special folders on your server like logins and user maintenance where you want and require https encryption.... and map your certificates to all items that folder(web pages, resources, .images etc.) (IE has security settings for mixed content)

    the landing page of public access websites can be configured to use both/either https protocols (see IIS settings). You can further refine access with port numbers.

    depending on what server side language you are using you can redirect your users to the login page (using a https protocol) when they try to load any page that requires them to be logged in.

    in your case it sounds like you should reset your Internet Security settings...perhaps you have been tinkering.

    Internet Options>Security tab, click "reset all zones to default"....IE browsers have a security setting for navigation into zones of lower integrity


    Rob^_^

    Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:55 AM
  • Hi,

    Please check the issue referring to the methods in the following Knowledge Base article:

    Fix Internet Explorer add-on problems when IE hangs or freezes
     
    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/ie_freezes_or_crashes/en
     
    Hope this helps.
     
    Thanks.


    Spencer
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:58 AM
    Moderator