Fix for Microsoft Office Applications Stop Responding Because Of Share-to-Web

By | September 13, 2006

Recently I ran into a problem with HPs Share-to-Web software.
My Microsoft Office applications stop responding and the computer was acting buggy.
Here are the symptoms you may see:
After you install security update 908531 (security bulletin MS06-015), you may experience one or more of the following problems:
• You cannot access special folders such as “My Documents” or “My Pictures.” 
• Microsoft Office applications stop responding when you try to save or to open Office files in the “My Documents” folder.
• Office files that are located in the “My Documents” folder cannot be opened.
• If you open a file by clicking Open on the File menu, the application stops responding.
• When you type an address in the Address box in Microsoft Internet Explorer and you then press ENTER or you click Go, nothing happens.
• When you right-click a file and then click Send To, nothing happens.
• When you expand a folder in Windows Explorer, nothing happens.
• Some third-party applications stop responding when you open or save data in the “My Documents” folder.

This script will apply a registry fix to your computer.

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‘This script will add a Key to the registry to fix Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 918165
‘ “You may experience problems in Windows Explorer or in the Windows shell after you install security update MS06-015”
‘Created by C.E. Harden September 13 2006

‘ Declare the constants
const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
strComputer = “.”
On Error Resume next

Set oReg=GetObject(“winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\” &_
strComputer & “\root\default:StdRegProv”)

strKeyPath = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Cached”
oReg.CreateKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,strKeyPath
strValueName = “{A4DF5659-0801-4A60-9607-1C48695EFDA9} {000214E6-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} 0x401”
dwValue = 1
oReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,strKeyPath,strValueName,dwValue

wscript.Quit

 

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PLEASE MAKE SURE NO WORD WRAPPING IS HAPPENING IN YOUR SCRIPT!!!

To make this script work you will need one thing!
1. You will need write access to the reg string HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Cached.

This information is provided “AS IS” with no warranties expressed or implied.

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