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Windows 2000 PC's have trouble opening .pdf

I have narrowed down my problem to the following:  My Win2K Pro SP4 PC's cannot open any .pdf files from our intranet website.  I installed the latest Adobe Reader, v9.1 I believe, and still failed.  Says it cannot display the page.  I tried to do a Save As on the file and it wouldn't let me.  XP machines work just fine, open up the .pdf files in the browser with no problem.
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rindiCommented:
Install and use firefox as web browser.
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keithmendezAuthor Commented:
So is this an IE6 on Win2K Pro problem?
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rindiCommented:
Most likely. Apart from that Firefox is the much better and safer browser. Never go with anything else, only use ie6 for windowsupdates (if win2k still gets updates from m$).
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keithmendezAuthor Commented:
UPDATE:

What I have now found out is that you are in our AD then you see the page correctly, whether it be on Win2K or XP.

However, if you are in a workgroup (the affected PC's are) then it doesn't matter if you are XP or Win2K this will fail.  If you map a drive to the IIS box then this will work.

What this means I have no idea.  Does anyone else?
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johnb6767Commented:
Is there a specific error?

BTW, using Firefox is a bandaid, not a solution..... And "better" is a matter of opinion.....
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keithmendezAuthor Commented:
On XP it says Page cannot be displayed.

I forgot what it says on Win2K but it's corresponding to "Page cannot be displayed".
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rindiCommented:
I thought you only had the issue on win2k?

IE6 is definitely far inferior to any current version of FF, that isn't just opinion, IE6 has many security issues and it isn't supported anymore, so security updates for that browser are too old.
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johnb6767Commented:
Again, 'inferior' is a matter of opinion. 'Superiority' isnt just about security, it is about flexibilty, compatibility and usability.  For that matter, Chrome is higher quality browser. Does that mean I will suggest it instead of trying to fix an issue? Win2k is outdated to, why not suggest upgrades to XP across the board?

Regardless....

In Adobe, under Edit>Preferences>Internet, there is a checkbox to "Display PDF in browser window. Uncheck it, reboot, and go back in and recheck it agian. See if it helps.....

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keithmendezAuthor Commented:
>I thought you only had the issue on win2k?
Please see update.  Happens regardless of platform on PC's that are NOT a part of AD.  If they are a part of AD, regardless of platform, it works.

>In Adobe, under Edit>Preferences>Internet, there is a checkbox to "Display PDF in browser window. >Uncheck it, reboot, and go back in and recheck it agian. See if it helps.....
We have tried this, unfortunately, it did not help.
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johnb6767Commented:
There should be an Adobe .dll listed as an Addon inside IE. Might suggest replacing that DLL, as well as re registering it.... Inside IE>Tools>Manage Addons.....

Removed Adobe and reinstalled with the latest version?
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