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Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :C#

Good Morning,

I hope someone has found a solution for this issue.  I have tried a lot of suggestions found on the internet but none have fixed my problem.  I have lots of users that are running Vista SP2, and sharepoint server 2007 running on windows 2003.  When my users choose "Open with Windows Explorer", they receive the error "Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer".  They are running IE 8 and all windows updates are up to date.  I have also checked to ensure that the 'WebClient' Service is started on the SharePoint Server.  My windows XP workstations are just fine.




Thanks, Dale

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