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Is MS shutting out non-Edge browsers? RRS feed

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  • Both FireFox and Chrome work for me. Any chance you are being blocked by your security software?

    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9:35 PM
  • Seems to work for me using FF.

    Recently, I've experience numerous issue with the site, but nothing browser specific.  Won't load/down, can't login, ...  Feedback form which redirects to a non-existent page, ...

    What are you getting/seeing exactly?  Have you cleared your cache, cleared your %temp% folder?


    Daniel Pineault, 2010-2017 Microsoft MVP
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    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:19 AM
  • I have an ad blocker on Chrome ...

    peter n roth - http://PNR1.com, Maybe some useful stuff

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:20 AM
  • I get a bunch of attempts on the site and then a Microsoft Sign In announcement:

    “Something went wrong and we can’t sign you in right now. Please try again later.

    The Microsoft account login server has detected too many repeated authentication attempts. Please wait a moment and try again.”

    In New York, we would say instead: “Get lost”.


    peter n roth - http://PNR1.com, Maybe some useful stuff

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:26 AM
  • Hi Peter,

    I suggest you try launch Chrome by Right Click Chrome icon->New incognito Window.

    Best Regards,

    Tao Zhou


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    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:29 AM
  • Interesting! Incognito works for the first access, but then fails when I try to answer your response.

    Can you give me a hint as to what's going on?


    peter n roth - http://PNR1.com, Maybe some useful stuff


    • Edited by Peter N Roth Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:58 PM Needed more information
    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:57 PM
  • Just to let you know Peter N Roth there was another thread in the VB.Net Forums about this which was moved to Forums Issues (not product support). And I can now see in that Forum there are many threads along these lines which you may want to take a look at.

    I believe I even read that somebody had troubles with I.E. I use I.E. 11 but delete everything on close (cookies, etc) and it seems somebody said that resolves issues but others can't do that because they want their browsers to remember things. I haven't had any problems other than normal Forums issues.

    I also read some contractor that does the sites for MS had done something which caused the issue. The below is from Richard Mueller in this thread Well with thread moved and I can't sign in to see it here is another try.

    "Some people have had success using CCleaner. Others are convinced the problem is corrupt Microsoft account credentials in user profile on the pc. The fix would be to close all Microsoft apps, then remove all Microsoft credentials in Control Panel\User Accounts\Credential Manager, then clear browser cache and reboot.

    I logon to my Windows 10 tablet with my Microsoft account. When I access the TechNet/MSDN forums I am automatically authenticated. I have had no problems. I also have not had problems using Firefox on my Windows 7 computer.

    Forum admins some time ago told someone they could not duplicate the problem. I think this is because they use an MSA account in Edge on Windows 10 (like me). Several people have emailed fissues [at] microsoft [dot] com, so they must be aware of the many people complaining about this, but I fear they still don't understand it. The Microsoft contractors did something and did not test using the browsers and OS's many people use. Some of us have found workarounds, but the problem will not be fixed until the forum admins figure this out."


    La vida loca


    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:02 PM
  • Thanks Mr.

    Yet another reason to turn off the win10 auto "update"


    peter n roth - http://PNR1.com, Maybe some useful stuff

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:16 PM
  • I get a bunch of attempts on the site and then a Microsoft Sign In announcement:

    “Something went wrong and we can’t sign you in right now. Please try again later.

    The Microsoft account login server has detected too many repeated authentication attempts. Please wait a moment and try again.”

    I was having that problem, too, using IE11.  I cleared my browser cache and cookies, and I was able to sign in again.


    Dirk Goldgar, MS Access MVP
    Access tips: www.datagnostics.com/tips.html

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:31 PM
  • Thanks Mr.

    Yet another reason to turn off the win10 auto "update"


    peter n roth - http://PNR1.com, Maybe some useful stuff

    Wow. I didn't even think that an update could cause that. I have Win7 anyhow and I.E. 11. If you actually figure out an update caused it please post that in the Forums Issues forum for others to see. Or if you figure something else out too.

    It does seem that peeps with Win10 may be the ones reporting the issues for all I know.

    Update: I posted a thread about the possibility of it being a Win10 update rather than a Forums issue here Many people complaining about not being able to sign onto MS sites now so what is up? Peter.


    La vida loca

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:43 PM
  • I was having that problem, too, using IE11.  I cleared my browser cache and cookies, and I was able to sign in again.
    Me too with Firefox, Dirk.  Same solution did the trick.

    Ken Sheridan, Stafford, England

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:37 PM
  • I get a bunch of attempts on the site and then a Microsoft Sign In announcement:

    “Something went wrong and we can’t sign you in right now. Please try again later.

    The Microsoft account login server has detected too many repeated authentication attempts. Please wait a moment and try again.”

    I was having that problem, too, using IE11.  I cleared my browser cache and cookies, and I was able to sign in again.


    Dirk Goldgar, MS Access MVP
    Access tips: www.datagnostics.com/tips.html


    Ditto.

    Daniel Pineault, 2010-2017 Microsoft MVP
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    Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:43 AM
  • There are several threads in this forum on the issue. See this announcement from Microsoft, including suggested workaround:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/206824a4-2faa-490d-9283-778d49a3b411/sign-on-issues-with-forums-sites?forum=reportabug

    Often, you can sign in using Edge, but not other browsers.

    Edit: Our theory is that it is caused by corrupt credentials in the local profile. See Dave Patrick's answer in this thread:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/bee29677-a0c1-4fcd-a696-b53b63604dc6/page-not-found-when-logging-in-microsoft-development-network?forum=reportabug#e532aea2-627a-4e79-bd59-1bbcf782cca8


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)


    Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:40 AM
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  • So the answer to my question is ultimately "Yes". Thanks Richard.

    peter n roth - http://PNR1.com, Maybe some useful stuff

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 3:39 PM