"Jonas Grumby" <JonasGrumby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:49398205-BA4B-4D26-A9DD-762269F1B7CB@microsoft.com...
> Cannot save form data in IE7&8
> Windows XP SP2 IE7 latest SP
> Windows XP SP3 IE7 latest SP
> Vista Ultimate SP1 IE7 latest SP
> Vista Ultimate SP1 IE8 Beta 2
> The PC in question went through the above migration and at no time did
> AUTOCOMPLETE ever work.
> The AUTOCOMPLETE checkboxes are indeed selected under CONTENT TAB and
> ADVNCED TAB in options.
> Autocomplete web addresses works.
> Computer history PC was made from corporate image and I suspect a very very
> special and well hidden group policy may be enabled.
> Examples: Autologon disabled and remeber NTusername for Windows logon were
> disabled. That stuff was easy to find and fix.
> Tried so far.
> Removed IE7 and IE8 numerous times.
> Cleared TEMP internet files
> Rebooted after changes
> Cleared save autocomplete options cleared password and form data, rebooted.
> Turned autocomplete on for all 3 fields.
> Reinstalled IE7 many times. Upgraded to IE8.
> Removed IE8.
> Reinstalled IE 8.
> It just won't save any form field in an web page I visit.
Doesn't look as if you have tried RIES.
Everything you have listed would attempt to preserve user preferences
> I browsed for an hour Group policy, found internet explorer in two places
> (computer and user) everything set NOT CONFIGURED.
> Nothing found in LOCAL SECURITY POLICY either.
> I even added a new user added to ADMIN group and that person has same issue
> also. So not applicable to my admin username.
> The only clue I have is the following
> In the registry in
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Intelliforms
> there should be 3 subkeys
> On a PC that does work IE8 XP SP3, these subkeys are quite full of encryted
> On the PC that does not work, these Subkeys were missing.
> I manually added the three subkeys, rebooted and still did not work.
you are looking at some old implementation details.
Use PSPV (from NirSoft) to check for AutoComplete data.
(In fact, I think that there is now a separate tool for Vista
where the implementation has changed yet again.)
In any case, use ProcMon to see how it is accessed.
You need to see more than just the iexplore.exe task traced
because (in XPsp3, at least) ProtectedStorage is a service
provided by lsass.exe.
Hmm... that suggests what might be a useful diagnostic.
Switch to a cmd window and enter:
sc queryex ProtectedStorage
Is it running? If not that could explain your symptom.
> That is the only clue I have right now.
> It did not work on IE7
> It doesn't work on IE8 beta-2
> I am now lost for next step.
> Google search is not helping on this one.
Google Groups with Sort by Date?
What search terms?
> Read millions of pages it seems.
Fun but not very effective? ; )
> Autocomplete web pages works, it is just forms that does not.
Completely separate implementation. Only uses registry to support
special folder view. The data is maintained by History.IE5\index.dat
(and its siblings.)