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  • Error with Attachments

    I cannot attach files to posting or reply: Says error on page. Here are the details.

    Webpage error details

    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)
    Timestamp: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 23:08:27 UTC


    Message: Cannot open an anonymous level security token.

    Line: 1027
    Char: 2
    Code: 0
    URI: http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...lobal.js?v=368


    Message: Cannot open an anonymous level security token.

    Line: 1027
    Char: 2
    Code: 0
    URI: http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...lobal.js?v=368

  • #2
    Re: Error with Attachments

    The sequence I use is to begin a quick reply;
    Click Go Advanced button;
    Finish typing my reply, giving instructions on how to use the zip file attachment;
    Scroll down to "Additional Options"
    Click Manage Attachments;
    Browse to the zip file;
    Upload the zip file;
    Close the window;
    Submit Reply

    Are you doing something differently?

    Following the sequence I'm attaching a zipped copy of the customer table from alphasports.

    Seems to be working correctly, does it not?

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    • #3
      Re: Error with Attachments

      Originally posted by wlk8791 View Post
      I cannot attach files to posting or reply: Says error on page. Here are the details.

      Webpage error details

      User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)
      Timestamp: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 23:08:27 UTC


      Message: Cannot open an anonymous level security token.

      Line: 1027
      Char: 2
      Code: 0
      URI: http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...lobal.js?v=368


      Message: Cannot open an anonymous level security token.

      Line: 1027
      Char: 2
      Code: 0
      URI: http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...lobal.js?v=368
      Googled "Cannot open an anonymous level security toke." lots of hits, this one looks promising

      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/For...c-3c0a957d701a
      Andrew

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      • #4
        Re: Error with Attachments

        When I click manage attachments, nothing happens. In the lower left border of the page, I get a yellow flag with Error on Page.

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        • #5
          Re: Error with Attachments

          Maybe it's something with my browser. I've uploaded attachments before with no problem. Nothing happens when I click on the manage attachments button. I know a window pops up to let you upload, etc but it's not this time...

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          • #6
            Re: Error with Attachments

            I know a window pops up to let you upload, etc but it's not this time...
            Possibly you have a new popup blocker?
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: Error with Attachments

              No, I haven't changed my computer in any way. That's what baffles me. I was able to do it using the Firefox explorer, so that tells me it must be something with I.E.

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