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IE8 win7 explorer view Running MOSS

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 06, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Running MOSS on windows 2k3 servers . just start rolling out win 7 / IE 8 . Now User can  not open Doc lib using explorer view option .

Message from web page : Your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer

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I am using IE7 and the path of the folder does not contains more than 100 characters.

Also it opening on few on the machines which has IE7.


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Is this view requires administrative permission.

Suppose i have a workflow for each document in the library,If i copy in bulk documents to the library.will the workflow be attached by default.

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Can WebDAV Explorer view be enabled for a MOSS 2007 Site on Port 443 (SSL)?


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Background:  The site is on port 443 (SSL), users accessing the site have Windows XP and IE 8.

I understand from the white paper http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c523ac7a-5724-48be-b973-641e805588f4 that if a site is hosted on a port other than 80, the Explorer View will be forced to use FPRPC.  The white paper also states "there is no workaround for this behavior".

However, when I access the site using Windows 7 Enterprise and IE 8, the WebDAV protocol is used and all of the functions work.


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  • Or is Windows 7 Enterprise required to force WebDAV? 

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Our IT department has updated Internet Explorer and the view my websites is completely disturbed.

Now we have Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

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