I have a Window Server 2003 domain running Sharepoint MOSS 2007 SP1 v126.96.36.19919. My problem is that all users on the domain that lack local-admin rights to their currently used machine open all documents in Read-Only mode.
This is obviously a problem for me as I need users to be able to change documents through the check-out process. I am unwilling to blanket-grant all users local-admin rights for obvious security reasons.
Domain admins, power users, and users granted local-admin rigths to the box can accomplish this task without any abnormal behavior.
I have Googled this problem extensively, and can find no working solutions.
I have tried adding a registry key of: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\Internet\OpenDocumentsReadWriteWhileBrowsing to '1' as suggessted here: spsstuff.blogspot.com/2006/07/office-2003-documents-open-in-read.html but that change did not work.
I have also attempted to locate a key of: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office discussed in this article: www.tech-archive.net/Archive/SharePoint/microsoft.public.sharepoint.portalserver/2006-08/msg00458.html but it does not exist on my systems.
I'm not sure what other information I can provide to be helpful, but any help or tactical application of common sense would be GREATLY appreciated.