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  • Hi There!

    I have sharepoint approval workflow on Moss2007. Windows XP users are able to approve the task from their outlook. But in windows 7, outlook would not open the task edit form at all and no error message either.

    is there anything need to be turned off/on in windows 7 outlook in order to approve an item from their inbox?

    Thanks in advance!

    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 3:26 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Do you mean “Edit this task” button did not work at all?

    If so, please search and delete the Registry key to solve the issue:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}] "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

     

    This registry key disables Outlook’s ability to utilize some ActiveX controls. This behavior is by design and affects multiple Microsoft Office Components.

     

    Here is the related KB article for your reference:

    How to stop an ActiveX control from running in Internet Explorer (http://support.microsoft.com/KB/240797)

     

    Hope the information can be helpful.

    -lambert


    Sincerely,
    Lambert Qin
    Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 6:15 AM

All replies

  • this happened to me too. Unfortunately i haven't found a way around that. The problem is that windows 7 completly rewrote some part of the code that is used to communicate with sharepoint 2007.

    it's supposed to be solved in sharepoint 2010.
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:44 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Do you mean “Edit this task” button did not work at all?

    If so, please search and delete the Registry key to solve the issue:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}] "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

     

    This registry key disables Outlook’s ability to utilize some ActiveX controls. This behavior is by design and affects multiple Microsoft Office Components.

     

    Here is the related KB article for your reference:

    How to stop an ActiveX control from running in Internet Explorer (http://support.microsoft.com/KB/240797)

     

    Hope the information can be helpful.

    -lambert


    Sincerely,
    Lambert Qin
    Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 6:15 AM
  • We're looking at this as a possible workaround at our organization. What are the possible security risks involved in doing this?
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 12:19 AM