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.
– 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.
– 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.
Thanks, always good posts on your blog!
you’re very welcome!
Hey Henry, I am trying to solve this issue at my office too, and having a headache! Did you create that folder \My SharePoint Sites ? My Office folder only has the folders 12.0 and ONetConfig. Thanks for any help!
Hey Nathan, I didn’t have to create the “My SharePoint Sites” folder. It should automatically show up after the user navigates to their My Site and sets it as their default My Site. It will link the portal up with the Office 2007 suite.
Have you ever tried to copy lots of files between WSS 2.0 “folders”/libraries to PC-folders (Vista)?
I did this between WSS 2.0 and XT without any problems, but with Vista, there is nothing but trouble.
Either the file names are too long (they are, but they were nevr too long on XP, it’s the same files) and some files stops copying with the errormessage: Error: 0x80070057 The parameter i wrong.
Can anyone help?
Sorry Heidi, I haven’t come across that issue.
Henry I’m having the same problem with no help from any of our outside IT sources either! I’ve been working on this for weeks with my bosses asking me to fix it. If you ever find a cleaner solution please let me know!
Thank you so much.
Here is the real problem and a good workaround (that can be deployed using GP)
Problem is with WebDAV and not MOSS
No fix in sight yet
Jason’s link is broken. What was the better workaround?
See Vista SP1 for a fix
Thanks again Jason!
don’t forget to add a registry entry on every client if you use a FQDN,
I have discovered a possible fix for this issue. I have successfully implemented on my local box and am waiting on a colleague to do it to his laptop as well. I have done some preliminary QA, but nothing substantial. I would love to hear from some other people to know if this solution works in other environments or if it is isolated to mine. See my post at http://ctsitguru.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-sharepoint-sites-in-vista.html
I have changed the name of my blog, so the link is different from the link in my previous post, but after gathering info from some of the blogs mentioned in replies here and testing it out myself, I have resolved this problem. I see it happening in Windows 7 RTM though, so I’m not sure Vista SP1 actually fixed anything. Here are the steps I can take to resolve the issue now: http://andrewalaniz.blogspot.com/2009/09/multiple-login-prompts-when-logging.html
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