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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Learned Something New: CHM on UNC Behavior

Stefan Krueger emailed me asking if I had problems viewing the new MSI.chm. To be honest I hadn't even looked at it yet ( despite my moaning earlier this year about not having access to to it ) because I've been so swamped with recent changes at work and the struggle my wife is going through.

After finally downloading the file and testing it on a clean virtual machine, I stumbled onto the fact that the CHM wouldn't work from a UNC path but that it would work when I copied it locally.

So I did some searching and I found a KB article from Microsoft pointing in the direction of a change to CHM behavior in security bulletin MS05-026.

I had never noticed this behavior before. I love learning something new every day. Now off to read the MSI.CHM and learn a few more new things.

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