.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
david stephan
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Office 2010 required before upgrading or installing SharePoint Foundation 2010??

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Is it required now to upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Foundation etc. first before using Office 2010 with SharePoint??

Or can Office 2010 work in even a limited manner with WSS 3.0??

Thank you, Tom

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Sharepoint Foundation 2010 problems with Office 2007 ActiveX controls

I have a SPF server that I recently upgraded from WSS 3 using the database attach method. The new server configuration is SQL 2008 R2 with SPF 2010 on Windows 2008 64bit SP2. Mostly things are working fairly well, though there have been a few fires to put out. The latest inflamation seems to be centered around ActiveX controls for Office 2007. I'm getting the following message whenever I try to create a new document using the New button: " 'New Document' requires a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation-compatible application and web browser. To add a document to this document library, click the 'Upload Document' button." On the client side, the browser is IE8 on Windows 7 (Windows is 64bit, though the browser is in 32 bit mode.) using Office 2007. I've also had the same problem with systems running XP. In terms of troubleshooting, other activeX related features seem to be working fine. I can open datasheet views, if I click on a document, it will open in the appropriate client. However, I have some libraries where the Word document template opens the document information panel and those will give thhe following message on open: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because either: 1)Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on thi page , or 2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the contols. As a result the page mi

SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Update - Install sequence - Foundation required or not?

For a SharePoint 2010 Server (not Foundation) environment, is it necessary to install the Foundation Cumulative Update as well as the Server Cumulative Update?  (In the same way that with 2007, you install the WSS update and then the MOSS update) The nearest I have found to an answer is here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx where it says 'We recommend that you always install SharePoint Foundation 2010 patches before installing SharePoint Server 2010 patches. This best practice ensures that you will always be successful when installing updates.'   In this regard, should 2010 Foundation be thought of as a pre-req, or underlying component, for 2010 Server?   The same question applies to the use of the Updates folder in the install media - for a Server install, should we be extracting both the Foundation and Server Cumulative Updates there, for a correct slipstreamed install?   Thanks.   Rob

Upgrading to SharePoint 2010 Foundation on SBS Server 2008

Hi all, I've just tried to install SharePoint Foundation on 2010 on Windows Small Business Server 2008 and whilst the literature I've found suggests that this is supported, I receive the following error: SharePoint 2010 Products cannot be installed in Stand-alone mode on a Domain Controller.  For more information on upgrading, see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=975805. What's funny about the KB ID, is that it doesn't exist.  The pre-requisites for SharePoint 2010 Foundation installed OK and the SharePoint installer has detected that it will perform an in-place upgrade.  the STSADM -o preupgradecheck output is below. Any idea's?  It would be really great if we could start using the shared workspace and ribbon features that are inherent with SPF2010. Jason.  

No Standalone Option Given when Installing Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

I downloaded the Sharepoint 2010 Foundation installer ran the prerequisites installer then ran the Sharepoint Foundation install but i do not get a Standalone Option during the install only the install path then it goes strait into the configuration wizard asking for the server farm info can anyone help server 2008 DC r2 x64 on a vmware esxi box Thanks, craig

After Installing SharePoint Foundation 2010, trying to open site gives 404 error in browser


I had this as reply on a thread about migrating from WSS 3.0 to SFS 2010. But I have completed all the steps with the modified documentation, but the browser delivers an error 404 when I try to open the site I created.  Same thing happens if I go at it via https, but first I get a certificate warning error (using the IP instead of the FQDN) and then being prompted for credentials.

I am completely stumped at what else to look at.  Any help in gathering information to get help is also appreciated.

Environment:  SBS 2008, SFS 2010, SQL Express 2008.  Rest of the IIS sites continue to function normally and I can get to the management site ok.  Although after the install, I had to go into application pool and change the service account from the domain admin (it defaulted to that) to networkservice account, otherwise I got a 503.  Same thing happened on the site I created until I changed the service account.  Now just a 404.

Microsoft SharePoint server 2010 encountered an error during setup. One or more required office comp

I am encountering this error during setup. The server previously had WSS 3.0 and the Group Board Workspace. I uninstalled those and installed sharepoint foundation 2010. Initially It was up and running but I was receiving errors trying to load the group space template, so I uninstalled SPF2010. cleaned up the registry pointers to the old WSS3.0 and Groupboard Workspace and tried to reinstall. Now I get the error

Microsoft SharePoint server 2010 encountered an error during setup. One or more required office components failed to complete successfully.

Looking into the issue it appears that setup cannot install the embedded sql server, since the logs indicate a dbwrap error. There are no "pendingfilerename" operations which fixed this problem for some. I tried to install as a farm but it won't allow me to use a local admin account.  I also looked at the sql configurations and the windows internal database is running.

Any ideas how to I can remove the windows internal database and reinstall SF2010?

SharePoint 2007 & Office 2010: not accepting data in required fields


We recently upgraded everyone to Office 2010, but we are still using MOSS 2007. Since the Office upgrade, I am getting numerous reports of problems with the 'required fields' of any document be editing (or newly created) when users try to save it back to the server.

These documents are throwing error messages indicating that some required properties 'are missing or invalid'. However all the needed info is indeed there. Even existing documents (that already have the field data in place) are giving the message when a save (or save as) is attempted. However, if the user saves a copy of the document locally and then manually uploads it via the SharePoint UI, it works fine. It appears to only come up when they use an Office app for editing and try to save it directly back to the server from the app. This process worked fine with Office 2007.

This only started when the Office 2010 upgrades were rolled out, and (as far as I know) no changes were made to SP at all. I have never seen this phenomenon before, so I would greatly appreciate any advice and/or education on this.  :)


SharePoint 2010 without upgrading to Office 2010?


We planned on upgrading our SharePoint server from 2007 to 2010 before rolling out Office 2010 by about 6 months. We were just told yesterday that this is a bad idea due to incompatabilities with Infopath and SharePoint Designer. We realize we have to run SPD 2010 with SharePoint 2010, but are the other Office applications really that big of a deal? We only have a handful of SPD users, out of thousands of everyday users. All of our Infopath forms are designed to be browser based, and not opened in the client.

If this is a really an issue, what types of problems will we see running the Enterprise version of SharePoint 2010 while our users will be on Office 2007? For Infopath developement, can we not just upgrade those developers to Office 2010, and leave the rest of our users on 2007 for a while longer? The only real issue I can find would be some of the Office Web Applications would have features disabled if the user didn't have a full Office 2010 Suite installed.

Error installing SharePoint Server 2010 Prerequisites - Namely Windows Identity Foundation


Good day to all

i am trying to install Sharepoint server 2010 on my server, i have a windows server 2008 sbs sp2 pc. i have manually downloaded the Prerequisites and installed all except the windows identity foundation which just hangs. i have downloaded the file from the windows site namely: Windows6.0-KB974405-x64.msu, please can someone assist me in this matter i am at a lost.

Is Windows Office 2010 required for SharePoint workspace usage in client machine



To work with SharePoint workspace, does the client machine require Windows Office 2010.  I have a External list, which is connected to the BCS. The client does not have Windows Office 2010. Is Windows Office 2010 required for working with SharePoint workspace.

If yes, What are the ways to do Offline External List Capability with BCS other than SharePoint workspace?

Thank you

Sharepoint Foundation 2010 - How to search non MS office documents


I came across the following article


The article states the following

"I discovered that SharePoint Foundation does not allow iFilters. Therefore, pdfs cannot be scanned and cannot be included in Search. This is going to be a major bummer for some people.
Fortunately, solutions involving SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Search do exist. As you may know, both these products are not free, and there are some constraints about where and how Search can be installed.
After quite a bit of research on the “Search” dilemma, I’ve been successful in discovering the solution to the problem for SharePoint Foundation 2010 clients. It cannot be found in the SharePoint 2010 manual and it was by no means easy."

The solution is NOT provided so I don't even know if this is even real...

Anyway my question is, does anybody knows a way to Search non office documents with Sharepoint Foundation 2010 (like pdf's, jpeg, etc.)?

Thank you!

Office Web Apps 2010 for SharePoint Foundation will not View Word or PowerPoint File


I have installed a SharePoint Foundation 2010 in a Farm environment and installed Office Web Apps 2010. I have not been able to view Word documents or PowerPoint documents inside of the web browser. I can view Excel documents okay and I can edit a Word doc in the browser.


Does anyone have any suggestions as to what may be the problem?

Daryl Gilbert II

Installing and configuring SharePoint 2010

The following steps show how to install SharePoint 2010 on VMware workstation 7.0. Host computer used during the preparation of this walk-through was a Vista (32-bit) machine and guest machine used was VMware workstation 7.0 with Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (64-bit).

Office Add-Ins: 3 Solutions for Accessing SharePoint Data in Office 2010


SharePoint 2010 introduces a number of new ways to access business data and present it to the user. We'll show you several options that range from no-code solutions to fully integrated Office add-ins.

Donovan Follette , Paul Stubbs

MSDN Magazine July 2010

Office Services: Merging Word Documents on the Server Side with SharePoint 2010


Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 include a new set of components called Application Services. These put a rich set of tools in a developer's bag for Office automation. We'll show you how to use Office OpenXML, Word Automation Services and SharePoint to build a simple application that merges separate status reports into a single document.

Manvir Singh, Ankush Bhatia

MSDN Magazine July 2010

In sharepoint excel working fine in office 2007 but not in office 2010


Hi All,

we receive error  while trying to create excel sheet using the template we have uploaded on the SharePoint 2007.


This occurs on a machine that has Office 2010 installed. Earlier the machine had Office 2007 and everything was working fine.


Can you let me know why is problem is coming and how to resolve this.



Sanjeev Tiwari


How to upgrade from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010 after mistanely de


I need a detailed instruction on how to upgrade From Upgrading from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0  (SBS 2003 ) to SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Background of the case:

I have all my databases (STS-database and STS_Config) saved but, I forgot to save my Virtual Site )Companyweb site) and I mistakenly re-installed IIS on the SBS 2003, hence  I lost the companyweb site. Is this an issue to migrate to Sharepoint foundation 2010. The Sharepoint foundation 2010 is running on a Microsoft HyperV Server 2008 R2
Also, I have created a Virtual 2003 SRV ENT with Sharepoint Services 3.0 running on it. I also have attached my Databases STS_Database and STS_Config)... how do I get it working like a regular website. I have modified the CNAME record to reflect the new server... http://companyweb - it take me to the new site but it loads a blank page. I did create a new CompanyWeb Virtual site on the VHD 2003 server.
Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your prompt response. Nelson

ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend