How to prevent Office app from launching when an office file is opened
is there a way to prevent the office app to open when ever an office file is clicked to open?I would rather it display the "Open, Save, Cancel" dialog box first. I know I could turn off "Client Integration" but that is not a option for me, is there some other way of doing this?
February 13th, 2010 12:46am

Out of the box I think your only option is to disable Client integration. I poked around in the IE settings but I didn't see anything that wouldn't be too drastic. I think the problem is that it sees the file type and the IE is setup to open the client immediately. You next best option would be to use Firefox which does what you are suggesting but that's basically the same as disabling client integration.There very well might be something else but not sure how else you'd do it OOTB.John SharePoint911: SharePoint Consulting Blog: http://www.rossonmoss.com Twitter: JohnRossJr MOSS Explained: An Information Workers Deep Dive into Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
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February 13th, 2010 3:20am

Do you mean that you want to prevent multiple instance of Windows application such as Word from starting? It is not so easy to achieve.First you should make it clear what prevent multiple instance actually mean? It could be: Avoiding multiple instances started in the same user session, no matter how many desktops that user session has, but allowing multiple instances to run concurrently for different user sessions. Avoiding multiple instances started in the same desktop, but allowing multiple instances to run as long as each one is in a separate desktop. Avoiding multiple instances started for the same user account, no matter how many desktops or sessions running under this account exist, but allowing multiple instances to run concurrently for sessions running under a different user account. Avoiding multiple instances started on the same machine. This means that no matter how many desktops are used by an arbitrary number of users, there can be at most one instance of the program running. And what make things even difficult is that the Office application may support MDI(multiple document interface).
February 15th, 2010 12:38pm

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