Is it possible to customize IE8's "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" page

Posted on 2009-12-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I am using IE8 and want to restrict access to certain web domains. I am using Squid to do this, and have no problems with regular http:// web page access.

However for https:// accesses, squid blocks the request, but IE8 doesn't like the regular http:// web page that squid is returning. IE8 displays its "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" with the Diagnose Connection Problems button.

I need to be able to completely control the user experience, and do not want the user to see IE's default error page. Is there a way to customize it? Is there a third party add-on that can trigger on IE8 about to display the error page?

Thanks for any help.
Question by:cslewis2009
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    Expert Comment

    you can open this file with a resource editor


    then search for

    <title>Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage</title>

    and edit the file

    Author Comment

    For completeness:

    The file is actually located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\en-US

    A resource editor that works is: ResHack, available at:

    The actual resource is under 23\DNSERROR.HTM\1033

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    Accepted Solution

    thats correct.. by editing ieframe.dll.mui file you are able to customize your own IE error page

    Author Closing Comment

    The exact location of the ieframe.dll.mui was not given. As well, no examples of a suitable resource editor were given.

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