Solved

"IE cannot display the webpage" when I try to open SharePoint Designer 2010

Posted on 2010-09-13
6
1,430 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
This is a virtual lab environement under Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. The virtual machines are Windows Server 2008 R2; I've got SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and SQL Server 2008 R2 on one machine; Active Directory with Exchange on another, and a Windows 7. Everything works as it should, including SharePoint. However.

When I click "Edit in SharePoint Designer" under Site Actions, there's a few seconds of "Loading..." and then I get the following (in a "pop up web page"): Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.

It does not matter which user (lever or privileges) I use, or on which machine (client, server) I try, it is the same.

I've googled this, but have not found anyone else with this problem. On the other hand, you get a lot of "false positives" with the keywords involved.

Any help much appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:Jack_A_Roe
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:antonybrahin
ID: 33660305
try open SharePoint designer first and in the open site dialog, place your URL and open it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jack_A_Roe
ID: 33660392
Thank you for your reply; I'm not quite following you, though. How do I open SharePoint Designer without clicking "Site Actions" -> "Edit in SharePoint Designer"?
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
antonybrahin earned 500 total points
ID: 33660453
If you have installed SharePoint designer, then it should be available at

Start -> Programs -> Microsoft Office ->Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer <version>

You will not be able to edit with SharePoint Designer if it's not installed.
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 

Author Comment

by:Jack_A_Roe
ID: 33660476
I was under the impression that SharePoint Designer 2010 was integrated with SharePoint 2010 and not released as a separate product...?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:antonybrahin
ID: 33660523
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jack_A_Roe
ID: 33660587
Thank you very much, I'll try this.

I will let the question remain open for a while, if somebody has a solution to the specific problem I'm describing, while trying your workaround meanwhile.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

For SharePoint sites, particularly public-facing ones, there are times when adding JavaScript, Meta Tags, CSS Styles or other content to the page <head> section is more practical than modifying master pages.  For instance, you could add the jQuery l…
These days socially coordinated efforts have turned into a critical requirement for enterprises.
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now