Disable prompt when opening document from intranet RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am developing a new company intranet using Sharepoint Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2003 Standard SP2.

    On my intranet I have a series of links pointing to documents in a library.

    My problem is that for every MS Office file I open I get a prompt box from IE asking '"What do you want to do with this file - open, Save, Save As".  This is going to drive our users mad. 

    What I want to do is turn-off this prompt so that when the user clicks the link it just opens the file.

    I can understand why this prompt would occur when accessing an 'outside' website but it's an unnecessary hurdle on an internal only intranet.

    I am using IE9 on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit but the only 'solutions' I can find anywhere on the web all refer to previous versions of IE & Windows; none of them seem to work with the IE9/Win7 combination.  I should also point out I get a similar scenario with the Avant browser, but IE is our company default installation.

    Is there anything in Sharepoint Services that I'm missing that governs how documents etc. are opened from a link in a sharepoint site?

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:18 PM

All replies

  • Is your SharePoint site listed in either the Local Intranet or Trusted Sites zones in Internet Explorer?

    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Specialist
    Habañero Consulting Group

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:31 PM
  • Yes, it's in the Local Intranet zone.

    It would seem there is an option for this in Sharepoint, called Browser File Handling, but it only exists in Sharepoint 2010, it's not available in Sharepoint Servicves 3.0 which is why I couldn't find it.

    I have now found a couple of workarounds but they are not ideal as they involve editing the Windows registry, and I don't really want to do that on every users computer, but just in case anyone else wants to know here they are.

    Create registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\AttachmentExecute\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

    Create REG_BINARY values in this key for each product required eg. Excel.Sheet.8, PowerPoint.Show.8, Word.Document.8

    Alternatively in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT set the EditFlags value for each product required to 00 00 01 00.

    As always, recommendation is to back up the registry before changes and don't attempt the above if you're not confident with registry editing.

    If anybody knows of a simpler way to always open files from a Sharepoint site without prompting then I'd still like to know.

    • Edited by anirac15 Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:22 PM More info obtained
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:14 AM
  • Thank you for responding but it's not authentication or login credentials that's the problem, it's the Open/Save dialog box prompt.
    Monday, March 19, 2012 9:20 AM
  • Hi

    Goto Central Admin -> Manage Web Application -> General Settings -> Browser File Handling  Choose the Radio Button as Strict

    Check this Links



    • Edited by SivaMit Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:28 AM
    • Proposed as answer by GreggPJ - MSFTModerator Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:32 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by anirac15 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:18 AM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:27 AM
  • As I said in my post of 15th March the Browser File Handling option does not exist in Sharepoint Services 3.0.

    • Proposed as answer by Dgarcia70 Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:38 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Dgarcia70 Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:38 PM
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:22 AM
  • check this links


    Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:39 PM