Monday 28 July 2008

SBS - Companyweb and Office 2007 Documents

When there is a need to setup document libraries for Office 2007 documents, the current SBS SharePoint V2 Companyweb site does not know what to do with them.

To get that fixed, David Overton has an excellent post: How to get Companyweb (Windows SharePoint Services v2) to work with Office 2007.

Take note that one will need to run the following on each workstation, XP or Vista, that will access the Office 2007 documents on Companyweb:
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Internet /v OpenDocumentsReadWriteWhileBrowsing /t REG_DWORD /d 01
This command is via David's post, but must be emphasized as the Office 2007 documents will always open in Read Only mode without it.

As per David's post which links to the following Knowledgebase article: KB 870853: Office 2003 and 2007 Office documents open read-only in Internet Explorer.

David, thanks for sharing that. It has come in very handy!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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