In my last blog post I mentioned an issue with IE7 and BDS where the ASP.NET designer fails to load with an “Access Denied” error and I also updated that post with the workaround though I feel it’s important enough to have it’s own post. It turns out that this is “as designed” by Microsoft and to get around the issue people will need to use the following workaround in order to get the IDE working again. Here is what Microsoft had to say about the problem:
To resolve the issue, we recommend turning off this feature for your applications with the FeatureControl keys. Information on how to do this is available in the MSDN article: Security and Compatibility in Internet Explorer 7.
Btw, I’d like to thank Microsoft and the IE compatibility team, they’ve been very helpful working to resolve issues related to IE7.