In case anyone else out there is working with bleeding edge tech and has to support it also, here’s a quirk I’ve come across when trying to save documents from Office 2007 applications to MOSS 2007.

Scenario 1:
– Windows XP
– Office 2007
– WSSv3/MOSS 2007

 Office 2007’s save boxes has a tab for “My SharePoint Sites.” This tab will give you links to SharePoint sites that you are a member of and also links that have been published to you. Upon clicking on the links, they work as expected taking you to its respective sites/document libraries.

Scenario 2:
– Windows Vista
– Office 2007
– WSSv3/MOSS 2007

The save dialogue boxes gives you the same options as if you were on XP except they don’t always work. Usually either an error box will pop up or you will be prompted for network credentials everytime you attempt to save a document using a new Office application session. With some help from the SharePoint community I was able to figure out a non-ideal workaround. So what I did was:

1. Create Network Shortcuts to the SharePoint sites that I wanted to save to.
2. Copy the shortcut that was created.
3. Navigate to the “My SharePoint Sites” folder which is located at “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\My SharePoint Sites”
4. Paste Network Shortcut into that folder.

After that everything seemed to work just fine – no more network login prompts nor errors. I know this isn’t ideal especially if you have a whole company full of Vista users but hopefully someone else comes up with a better solution sometime in the near future.

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