I'm working on a Vista Home Premium machine for someone. Its a new Toshiba laptop and works well except for retrieval of some attachments, most notably PPS (PowerPointShow) files. Her ISP is MSN and she accesses email through that interface as installed by the QWest DSL group.
While these new attachments don't work (they appear to run the XML conversion, but don't play when that is completed. Saved as .PPS files, they are unreadable.), old PPS files I moved from her previous machine to the new one play beautifully.
I've tried adjusting security (including shutting off protected mode). I re-installed PowerPointViewer2007. All M$ Updates are current, including the optionals. It is IE7, not IE8 (beta).
If it did not play any PPS files, I would look at the association bug that came up a while back and see if there was a Vista version of PPSFix (this exe is for XP), but it does play the old ones -- just not attached or downloaded attachments.
Does anyone have experience with this issue? Ideas?