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Discussions & Office XP

  Asked By: Pauline    Date: Nov 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 730

I have Office XP SP3 installed on my laptop along with IE6.

When I choose the "Discuss" option from the edit menu of a document in a
document library on my Windows Sharepoint Services site I get the
following error:

"This document cannot be discussed for one or both of the following

- A Windows Sharepoint Services-compatible discussion client is not

- Either your browser does not support ActiveX controls, or support of
ActiveX controls is disabled".

I have Windows Sharepoint Services (using a remote SQL Server 2000
database) installed on Windows Server 2003 Standard.

I found a document which compares Office integration for WSS across the
2000, XP and 2003 releases and this document suggests that Web
Discussions should work with Office XP.

I have also checked my browser settings and these appear to be fine.

Do discussions only work with Office 2003? Or should they work with
Office XP as the document I found suggests.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lorenzo Steele     Answered On: Nov 15

An alternative is to use the discussions  feature from within the office

i.e. open the document  (I assume it is word) via the edit  in Microsoft
word, then in word from the main menu choose  Tools -> Online
Collaboration -> Web Discussions.

Answer #2    Answered By: Divakar Naik     Answered On: Nov 15

Could it be that Discussions is a feature of Office System 2003, not
Office XP?

Answer #3    Answered By: Marcus Davis     Answered On: Nov 15

I tried this but when I select "Web Discussions£ nothing happens.

I checked my Office installation and Sharepoint Support is installed.

Any other ideas?

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