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Office 2003 with SPS V1

  Asked By: Rusty    Date: Sep 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 899

I have a user who has installed Microsoft office 2003
and when he is trying to reach his workspace in My Network Places
he gets the following error message:

If you can't see the image above the text within says:
"To connect to a backward-compatible document library, you must
install the client components of the document library component
for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003."

Anyone who knows where to find this client components?



9 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Chandrabhan Baroova     Answered On: Sep 17

One of my user is also getting the same error. I have installed document
library from SPS V2 Beta,but no use.

Answer #2    Answered By: Stacey Wilder     Answered On: Sep 17

Backward compatible library and client components are a part of SPS
installation kit.

Answer #3    Answered By: Francis Vargas     Answered On: Sep 17

Has anyone tried the suggested scenario: using the SPS2003 *client
components* for the backward compatible document libraries against an
SPS2001 server?

I suspect it should work but would like to hear from someone how has
actually tried it.

Answer #4    Answered By: Tori Oconnor     Answered On: Sep 17

I haven't had a lot of success with it. I'm currently managing a 2001
production environment and building my 2003 one in development.

The 2003 one works fine and I can check in/out etc. from Word and work
with the web folders without any issues. Development of web parts in
2003 isn't working 100% yet (problems creating new Web Library projects)
but this may be caused by the fact my development environment is in a
different domain than my desktop (which will change in the next couple
of weeks).

Managing the 2001 workspace doesn't work very well. While I can open up
the web folders and move files around, the properties menu doesn't come
up now so I can't use it to apply security or check documents in/out
from the web folders (it produces an error but doesn't say what it is).
My workaround is that I connect via terminal services to a dev server
running my 2001 development environment and use the 2001 client tools to
manage the 2001 production server. Not the best setup but it works.

Answer #5    Answered By: Kristan Benjamin     Answered On: Sep 17

Here's one data point from an SPS colleague:

"...when Office 2003 is installed the client components that are needed to
access the SPS 2001 server are removed. My response at this point would be
that it is best to use the client components from SPS 2003 - as these will
be the bits that will be updated (Hotfixes, SP's, etc.)."

Answer #6    Answered By: Vivian Mcguire     Answered On: Sep 17

Another authorative response from another SPS collegue:

"The SPS 2003 client components were tested against SPS 2001. I would
definitely recommend installing the SPS 2003 client, it contains all of the
security fixes and service pack fixes over the last two years. The SPS 2003
client will be available for download from the web."

Answer #7    Answered By: Augustine Snider     Answered On: Sep 17

Has anyone found the download url for the 2003 client??

Answer #8    Answered By: Genevieve Sherman     Answered On: Sep 17

For backward compatibility??????????

Answer #9    Answered By: Sameera Shettar     Answered On: Sep 17

It is on the Office 2003 cd.

see this KB article


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