OFFICE DDE Tickbox issue
Posted on 2008-10-28
Ok I'll try to explain this one!
We are having issues within our Company where some users are having slowness opening up/moving between Word/Excell.
We found a fix which bypasses the DDE, where if you go to:
Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/File Types/Pick doc or xls/Advanced/Open.
Delete the text field after WINWORD.EXE and insert "%1" and untick the DDE tickbox underneath.
This fixed the issue but it has now reappeared. The "%1" stays, but when we untick the DDE tickbox it keeps on being re-ticked.
We think that this may be an issue with Trend as it appeared last year, but we need a quick fix. I have taken some computers out of the OU it is in,and put it at the top level where there a no GPO and it is still happening.
I cant find in the registry where the setting is for this, so maybe if i could find it i could make a GPO so it overrides and the tickbox stays unticked! or maybe there is some other fix?
What is being used is:
Active Directory 2003
Windows xp sp2
office 2003 SP3
Maybe im not explaining fully...so if you need anymore info let me know