Wednesday, May 09, 2012 4:59 PM
on our public-facing SharePoint 2010 site, we run into issues with people trying to put out xslx files for download.
from past investigations, we know this is related to client integration and the inability to give anonymous users read access instead of view.
so.. question 1: when we turn off client integration on a web application... that setting only affects that particular web app, correct? the switch is not farm-wide, right?
beyond that, I know to kill this, many write-ups discuss altering settings in some server-side files... If we are attempting to kill client integration on web-app, will we have to adjust files that are not web-app specific... thus changing functionality of the rest of the web apps?
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:08 PMModeratorYes, disabling CI on a Web App only disables it for that Web App, it isn't farm-wide. I'm not sure why you'd manually edit any file to disable this functionality.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:35 PM
The reason is, people who've tried to kill this in the past found that the switch wasn't the whole ans
And from what my tests have shown, this won't resolve my issue anyway.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:37 PMModeratorCan you clarify what issue you're running into after disabling CI on the web application?
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:40 PM
Basically, it was proposed as part of an answer to kill the xlviewer from interceding when xslx files were clicked on. We know that's not the purpose of the CI switch.
Our core problems in this are that in SP there is no way to give anonymous read access, and there is no explicit switch to kill the viewer either.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:42 PMModeratorCan you put the Excel file in a Doc Lib that gives Anonymous Read access?
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:46 PM
the key issue is you can not assign anonymous rights like that.
obv. at site collection you specify what they can get in to (site, libs, or nothing).
Within a library, you can only enable View rights (not the same as read...doesn't allow download).
We have never found a switch throughout SharePoint that will allow us to give anonymous read rights to download.
- Edited by Carphuntin_god Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:47 PM