Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sharepoint 2007 OpenDocuments Class ActiveX Control

I recently started having trouble with IE 7.0 and my Sharepoint 2007 site were if I selected open Edit Document from the dropdown list on any file in a Document Library nothing would happen. I also noticed if a file was not already checked out and I clicked on the link to look at it nothing would happen. I could right click and open the link in a new window or tab but that just didn't help if I need to edit the file in Word or Excel.

I have tracked down the problem to an ActiveX Control Sharepoint adds to your browser "SharePoint OpenDocuments Class".

If you disable this Add-on the SharePoint Site behaves like you would expect except you don't get the Edit Document option in you Dropdown. This is by no means a solution to my problem, but I have at least tracked it down. I hope to find a Real solution soon.
Anyone have any idea? Anyone having the same problem?

Anyway I will let you know if I find more info.

Ok I did a little more research on this and found that many other people are having the same problem. It turns out to be a conflict with Sharepoint Designer 2007 OWSSUPP.DLL version 12 and Office 2003 OWSSUPP.DLL version 11.
I really didn't have the option to remove Sharepoint Designer since we are using it for custom workflow creation.
I ran Microsoft Office Diagnostics and it found 1 problem but unfortunately it didn't go into any detail as to what the problem was.
Lets hope this solves the problem once and for all!

Friday, February 23, 2007


Ok just created my first blog. Soon as i get a chance i will be adding what I can