A while back, we posted about the ability to Favourite a SharePoint library in Windows 7 and how that virtually eliminates the need for a VPN for most user needs.
So, we have our General Documents library in our Companyweb (SBS 2003 WSS v2):
Once we click on the RWW – GD favourite we will be prompted for our network credentials:
Once our Windows Explorer window opens we will see the following in the address bar:
Double click on a Word or Excel document in the library and another prompt will come up identical to the one above. Once authenticated, we would expect the document to open. But instead, this is what we see:
A blank document. No amount of coaxing will get the remotely located document to open in Word. It needs to be copied to the local desktop to be worked on then copied back into the library.
We had installed Office 2010 TP on both the shop laptop and the Netbook as well as one of the shop PCs. But, for now this is a show stopper for the laptop and the Netbook.
Office 2010 will remain installed only on machines that are accessing documents on the local network.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book