Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Windows Explorer Problems with Office SharePoint Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2

I was installing MOSS 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 recently and the installation went very smoothly. You basically create a slipstreamed installation source of MOSS with SP2 and run it like you would any other install – Google it – there are plenty of how-to's out there.

Everything was running fine until I tried to open a document library in Windows Explorer using “Actions”-“Open with Windows Explorer”. The browser just didn’t react, neither did Windows Explorer.

It turns out I had installed the WebDAV that comes with IIS and the WebDAV that comes with SharePoint didn’t like that one bit. Using the Server Manager I removed WebDAV from the IIS features, bounced the server and all was well.


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