Word 2010 protected view with SharePoint 2010


  • Office 2010 introduced a new security feature, protected view ( Unfortunately, in an out of the box install of SharePoint and Office 2010 this feature seems to "protect" office from integrating with SharePoint. Word documents uploaded to SharePoint cannot be opened as Word regards the SharePoint site as an unsafe location.

    A quick look around the internet (and these forums) indicates that many SharePoint authors advocate turning off protected mode (in the word trust centre) - which of course will make this problem go away. However, this approach is a bit like throwing the lifejacket overboard while sailing your boat i.e. "no protection". For many enterprise clients, advocating that we turn off new security features completely isn’t an acceptable option.

    Surely there is a better approach that will both retain the intended benefits of protected mode and allow seamless SharePoint 2010 integration. Does anyone have any best practice / documentation they can share on this?




    29 Januari 2011 22:38

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  • Anyone?
    30 Maret 2012 9:18
  • No Response = a very informative answer.  

    = There is no other option than to turn off Protected View?

    31 Januari 2013 14:23
  • You can set the company server as a trusted location.

    Start Word and navigate to "File" --> "Options" --> "Trust Center" --> "Trust Center Settings..." (right side) --> "Trusted Locations"

    Here you have to set the checkbox "Allow Trusted Locations on my network (not recommended)"

    Now you can click on "Add new location..."

    Also check the checkbox "Subfolders of this location are also trusted"

    I'm not 100% sure if this works with http:// paths, but please try and let me know.

    Hope this helps

    31 Januari 2013 15:51