Contributor for a IRM enabled forms library cannot open a form


  •  have a IRM enabled InfoPath Forms Library in my SharePoint 2013 environment. I am seeing quite an anomaly in this library. User with "Contribute" access to this library can create a new form without any issue. However, when the same user attempts to open an existing form (even the form created by him or her), they get following error.

    "InfoPath cannot open the following file: https://webapp/sites/sitecollection/FormsLibrary/Testform.xml . To open the file, access to the following form template is required: https://webapp/sites/sitecollection/FormsLibrary/forms/template.xsn"

    However, if the user is given "Full Control" this issue goes away. We don't want to give every user full control to this library. Also, if you remove IRM from the library, contributors can open forms without any issue. This is not an option either. Does anyone have any suggestions on the cause of this error ?


    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:12 PM

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  • Hi amilachandra,

    Create a new InfoPath Forms Library and enable IRM on the form library, check whether the issue exists in another library.

    Besides, when you enable IRM on the InfoPath Forms library, uncheck Prevent opening documents in the browser for this document library and compare the results:

    Best Regards,

    Lisa Chen

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    Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:37 AM