|Jun 26, 2011, 05:19 AM||#1|
Can't Access Office 2011 Documents held on Windows Home Server
I have an odd problem in that i can't access any office document held on a Windows Home Server. I use a windows PC at work and thus can access all the documents held on the server with no problem. I can edit / create etc with full administrator access.
The problem comes when i try to access these documents on my mac over the network. I get the following error.
"Word cannot open this document. The document might be in use, the document might not be a valid word document or contain invalid characters"
Now I can open all these documents in pages, text edit just not the office for Mac suite 2011.
If i copy the file from the network to my desktop it opens perfectly so i am unsure of the problem.
I have a macbook pro with all the latest updates installed and Office for Mac 2011 also with all updates installed. My server runs Windows Home Server which is built on the 2003 codebase.
|Sep 27, 2011, 12:09 PM||#2|
Meeting the same issue
Here at our non-profit we are experiencing the same thing:
If the original poster found a solution, could you post it here? If not, perhaps someone else knows what is going on and can send up the solution?
Thanks so much!
|Jan 14, 2012, 05:11 PM||#3|
Did you ever find a solution for your issue? I am having the same problem, but what is even more peculiar is that other users on the iMac can open the Office files; however, my wife's user profile cannot.
|Feb 12, 2013, 12:42 PM||#5|
This is the problem
Flushing the DNS does NOT work.
THE ISSUE IS THE FILE / DIRECTORY PATH CONTAINS THE WORD 'HOME'
This MS KB article does not really make it clear:
If you plug a USB drive into the Mac and create a directory called home - you will have the same issue.
|Feb 13, 2013, 04:32 PM||#6|
For more info see this article by William Smith:
Office 2011 applications fail to work with volumes named ‘home’
|Feb 25, 2013, 11:12 AM||#7|
This SOLVED it for me
Create in the root of home (on the server share) a directory called .TemporaryItems . The dot is not a mistake it hides it from finder. '.Temporary Items'
To do this.....
Mount the Share Volume
In Terminal type: ls /volumes (It should list the home volume)
§ cd /path/to/volume
§ sudo mkdir .TemporaryItems
On the windows server I also added full rights and ownership to the new directory NETWORK SERVICE.
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