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Double Click to open Office docs is slow, File -> Open is fast

I have 2 unique networks. They both share similar architecture: Windows 2003 SBS SP2 Running Symantec Endpoint Running Symantec Information Foundation Shared drives off a data partition Clients ...
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No Office XP Updates since installed Compatibility Pack from WSUS

Hey folks, we got a bunch of boxes, running Windows XP and Office XP. Since we installed the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, Office XP does not get updates anymore. Our WSUS provides Office 2007 ...
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Configure IE to use MS Word Viewer as .doc viewer on Citrix server with Office installed

We have a small number of citrix servers that all have office installed. Only a small subset of users have access to office. Everyone is set to open office documents with the free viewers on the ...
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Excel file growing huge (>150 MB)

There is one particular Excel file that is used by a number of employees at my company. It is edited from both Excel 2003 and 2007, with the "Sharing" feature turned on to allow multiple writers at ...
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Microsoft Office “Read-only” warning not appearing on Samba shares on Mac OS X Server

some of my users don't get the "read-only" warning (but "read-only" does appear on the title bar and the document is indeed opened read-only) when opening Office 2007 documents already opened by ...
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Does removing admin rights really mitigate 90% of Critical Windows 7 vulnerabilities found to date? as reported by beyondtrust.com

Beyondtrust.com published a report, somewhat recently, claiming among other quite compelling things, "90% of Critical Microsoft Windows 7 Vulnerabilities are Mitigated by Eliminating Admin Rights" ...
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MS Word - Keeps requesting user to save Normal template

We have Small Business Server 2008 setup on a couple of our clients networks and we have the following issue. Whenever they logon, Microsoft word automatically opens and requests them to save their ...
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How secure is the encryption used by Microsoft Office 2007?

I've read various articles about Microsoft's Office 2007 encryption and from what I gather 2007 is secure using all default options due to it using AES, and 2000 and 2003 can be configured secure by ...
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How to use Group Policy force Office 2007 to save in Office 2003 format?

We have a few newer machines running Office 2007, but most of our users are still on Office 2003 (or even older versions) and I've had complaints from those users about receiving documents they can't ...
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Save As… causes XP MSOffice 2003/2007 Applications to hang

Basically anytime a user on my internal network has an MSOffice application open on a Windows XP machine and does anything that would open a File dialog (i.e. Save As..., Open..., etc.), it causes the ...
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User given a login prompt when closing Word documents after viewing them in IE7

When using IE7 to view Word documents on our CRM system (an ASP.NET 2.0 application running on Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6 and using Windows authenticaton) I'm finding that a prompt appears when the ...
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Need to remotely determine what version of Microsoft Office is installed

I need to find a way to determine what version, if any, of Microsoft Office is installed on every computer on our company network. The best idea I've had was just running a script that searches for ...
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All office apps crash immediately on server 2008

I have a brand new windows 2008 server (64 bit) with a brand new installation of Office 2007, fully patched with all windows updates etc. Every time I try to run any of the office apps it crashes ...
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What software is out there for Video Conferencing within our LAN [closed]

We are looking at various Video Conferencing tools to have conferences mainly between two offices. There is a 10mibt connection directly from one to the other and both offices are on the same ...
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Windows Update on Server2008 wanting to update 'ghost' applications

I have a Windows Server 2008 server. Windows Update shows 'important' updates that include 4 MS Office updates - but I don't even have MS Office installed on this server. There is also a Visual ...
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Mail sending error in VBA form

: I am getting the following error The host 'smtp' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'pop3', Server: 'smtp', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, ...
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Could not open “http://…/vv.doc” MessageBox when opening documents in SharePoint 2007

When we try to open a document from SharePoint we get a message box with the message "Could not open [docpath]". If we copy the path into word we can access the document. After some seaching on the ...
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Redeploying Office to a single client after manual uninstall

One of our client PC's recently got random crash issues with MS Word. I manually uninstalled Office 2003 locally on the client, ran "gpupdate /force /boot" and expected the client to reinstall Office ...
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Make Office 2008 run smoothly for network users

Time and time again, we have problems with Office 2008, especially when used by users with network accounts (and usually seen through Word, but then, that is the primary application of the suite our ...
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Setting Out of Office message for someone else

On occasion, a member of our team calls in sick and is either unwilling, or unable, to set their Out of Office message in Exchange. What we've done in the past is just reset that user's password, ...
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Excel spreadsheets posted to Intranet are sometimes being opened as web pages

We have a script that collates data from a couple databases and generates some Excel spreadsheets (with a *.xls extension) on the web server based on this data. The sheets themselves are a mix of XML ...
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MS Word reports files read-only on Win Server 2003 file server

I'm not a sysadmin, but I play one on TV: I'm trying to fix a problem for my mom's tiny non-profit company's server. I set up a Windows Server 2003 machine as a domain controller and file server. ...
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Error when trying to add additional mailbox in Outlook: The name could not be resolved

I am trying to open an additional mailbox in Outlook 2003 for one of my users. She already has three additional mailboxes in the list (found in the advanced account settings), and these work fine. ...
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Microsoft Office documents collaboration - Open Source alternative

I am looking for a good solution to collaborate on Microsoft Office documents, we currently just edit directly on a Samba share but it's one big mess because sometimes people leave the office with ...
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Digital signature service for individual users (signing documents)?

The environment is a Windows domain. Windows Server 2003 is the controller and all clients are running WinXP or better. Office 2003 (2007 soon) is used to create most documents. What I'm looking ...
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Open a file with different programs based on user groups/permissions?

On our citrix server we are going to be publishing several folders with office files for remote offices. A small number of our users need to be able to edit the files, and we have office licenses for ...
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Cannot Create a Signature in Outlook 07

I deployed Office 07 around the company and one user is not able to make a signature. I found that when he clicks on the signature button the window does not come up. Any Ideas on how to fix this?
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Permanently disable DDE on target workstation

Office 2007(Word and Excel) will take several minutes to open files unless DDE is disabled in the file association section of explorer's options. Every time I disable DDE and test it, Office loads ...
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Viewing MS Office document properties from command line?

I'm looking for a way to view the properties (title, author, company, etc.) of Office documents from the command line, hopefully both the standard and custom ones. Does such a utility exist? (My ...
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Respond to HTTP OPTIONS with basic auth

We have a web site hosting Office documents behind IIS6 Basic authentication. IE has an authentication token for basic auth, which it presents to download the file. The user clicks "Open", and then ...
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Outlook 2003 Profile needs to prompt for password

In outlook 2003 running on windows xp multiple profiles have been added for tellers. So when outlook starts up its asks the tellers which profile they want to use. for all but one users it then ...
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Microsoft Office 2007 OEM CD With Retail Version Product Key

Will a Microsoft Office 2007 OEM CD recognize a retail version product key?
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Can OpenOffice replace MS Office?

We are starting to do some project and application roadmapping, and am thinking about OpenOffice (and StarOffice) as a replacement for OfficeXP and Office 2000, which is on the bulk of our PCs. ...
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Turn off spelling check and thesaurus on Word 2008

We have students taking a governmental exam using Word 2008 on Mac OS X 10.5. Some administrators feel that they should not be able to use spellchecking or the thesaurus (and, presamably, grammar ...
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Publisher 2007 Hangs on Microsoft Terminal Server 2003 Enterprise

I have looked many places for the answer to this question and server fault looks like a great place to look some more. We run in an environment which is completely thin-client to fat-server setup. ...
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Time Application Startup

Is there anyway to time how long it takes an Application to start up on the Mac? We were getting reports of Word 2008 taking a half-hour to launch, and, while we think we've resolved the problem, ...
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automatically keeping track of users who have edited a word document

Is there a way to determine what login names have edited a Microsoft Word document? For example student A turns in an assignment completed in class, but student b actually was the one to do it. This ...
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Set Default MODI (Microsoft Office Document Image) Writer File Format

I need to enforce the MDI file format as the default choice for MODI printing rather than TIFF. Anyone know if this is a registry setting or something that's available in Group Policy?
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Office 2008 with Network/Mobile Accounts

Using Microsoft Office 2008 with network and mobile accounts this year was very painful (with the software being unbearably slow or crashing). Aside from redirecting the cache, what should be done so ...
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How do I install Office 2003 SP 1 on a virtual machine?

When I try to install the office 2003 SP 1 (or 2 or 3) on a Virtual PC (2007) instance (using XP as OS) I get the message that it cannot get installed because Office 2003 is not installed. But of ...
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Outlook 2003 can't send email outside of domain?

Okay, once again I’m baffled with an issue that I’m hoping one of you can help me solve. Here’s the deal… Configuration: Microsoft Office XP (Outlook 2003) on a Windows XP (SP3) system connected to ...
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Removing Research from Outlook 2007 installs

Is there any way to disable the 'Research' feature (Alt + Click) in Microsoft Office 2007? It would be better if there was a policy setting or install option that I've missed, but if not, can you ...
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Sending multiple status emails automatically with Outlook 2007 [closed]

Several years back we created a VB application that would pull user PTO information from a backend system and send out status emails to each of the users on a monthly basis. The number of users is in ...
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Microsoft Office updates fail to install

I have one computer (Windows XP) which is updating via update services. Most updates are installing successfully, however updates to MS Office are failing to install. Windows updates then pops up ...
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MS Office shortcuts in start menu don't work on Vista

In Vista (Business), the shortcuts that are automatically added to the start menu (for recently run programs) don't work for MS Office programs. You click on them and nothing happens. Has anyone seen ...
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Word 2003 add-in limitations

Are there known limitation to the numbers or size of add-ins in Word? At the moment, if I do Application.COMAddIns.Count in a copy of Word, I get 4, one of which I wrote and the other three are ...