PowerPoint Show (PPSX) no longer open in presenation mode RRS feed

  • Question

  • We recently migrated a SharePoint (On Premise) project from IE 10 / Office 2010 / SharePoint 2013 to IE 11 / Office 2016 / SharePoint 2016.

    On our old SP 2013 platform, we could open PPSX files stored in a SharePoint document library so they open in full-screen presentation mode directly. This works as long as the IE add-on "Office Document Cache Handler" (urlredir.dll, file version 14.0.7011.0) is enabled.

    On the new SP 2016 platform, PPSX files open always in edit mode when opening from SharePoint. The IE add-on seems to be no more available for Office 2016. I suspect that the missing add-on causes the changed behavior.

    My Questions:

    • Is there an "Office Document Cache Handler" add-on available which works with IE 11 / Office 2016 / SharePoint 2016? Or was the add-on replaced by something else (other add-on or built-in IE functionality)?
    • Is there a way to open PPSX files in PowerPoint directly in presentation mode?
    Monday, July 22, 2019 1:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi Andreas,

    Considering your question is mainly related to Internet Explorer 11 and SharePoint, I also suggest you ask questions in Internet Explorer Forum and SharePoint forum for help.

    As far as I know, the Office Document Cache Handler add-on is disabled by default in Internet Explorer 11. You can enable it through following bellow steps:

    1. Open Registry Editor.
    2. Go to registry key Version in the path HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extension Compatibility\{B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF}
    3. Replace * with the correct version 1.0.

    Open Internet Explorer 11, click Settings > Manage add-ons, then enable the add-on:

    Please check for the issue and let us know the results.

    Best Regards,


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    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:36 AM
  • Hello Herb

    Even if I enable the BHO in the Registry, it does not show in the add-ons dialog. No surprise, since there is no urlredir.dll on the system.

    Do I have to manually register the urlredir.dll from Office 2010 to make this work?

    Is there an updated urlredir.dll (> Version 14) shipped with Office 2016 or via a seperate installer or via add-on gallery?

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:22 AM