InfoPath Error -2147209021 cannot open a new form RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm attempting to perform an in-place upgrade of a legacy SharePoint 2007 server running Windows Server 2003 32-bit to Windows Server 2008 32-bit. Normally, I prefer clean installs, but this server has a lot of components including InfoPath forms created using Visual Studio 2003.

    After I ran through the upgrade, I was able to restore much of the functionality of the SharePoint site, but when I try an open an InfoPath form used by the application running on this server I get the following error:

    Error -2147209021: InfoPath cannot open a new form. The form cannot be opened. To fix this problem, contact the form designer. Form template: http://server1/RFD/Forms/template.xsn

    Any ideas how to recover these InfoPath forms?  As I mentioned, I did an in-place OS upgrade so all the file paths and permissions should have remained intact.


    Monday, May 18, 2015 3:58 PM

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  • Did you ever figure out this issue? We have the same problem?
    Monday, August 7, 2017 6:11 PM
  • I'm afraid not, at least with regard to this issue.  

    Sometimes I've seen this issue as a result of not having InfoPath installed.  Sometimes InfoPath forms a are signed by a certificate that would need to be installed on each workstation (we do it through GPO)

    Monday, August 14, 2017 4:42 PM