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IIS Problem Launching Excel

Posted on 2004-09-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I setup a new server with IIS and Office 2000, and there are some web applications in IIS that launch Excel.  I used DCOMCNFG to change the settings and allow launch and access permissions to everyone, as well as the IUSR and IWAM users.  Excel launches fine when you are going to a page as the anonymous user (IUSR), but for any page that uses windows authentication, Excel gives a can't launch error message.  What setting(s) am I missing?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:mnashadka
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mattisflones earned 1500 total points
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"Everyone" is not good enough for this purpose.. Create a domain wide group and add that instead.

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What do you mean "everyone is not good enough for this purpose"?  That's even what some of the Microsoft examples show.
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Well, its my experience.. What MS says is not allways right!

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ID: 12035343
Installing SP 3 resolved it.  Thanks anyway.

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