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Sharepoint Versioning - New Version on Open

Psymonious used Ask the Experts™
Hi there

We've got an issue with our Sharepoint 2010:

- Open a Document (Word, Excel, ...) with Internet Explorer
- Close without check-out / change / save
-> A new version is created.

Sadly this only happens on a view clients. On others with the same profile / version it doesn't happen on the same file. We use major versioning. I can't get the trick. It happens on our Citrix Server. Those server are leeching the same image every day and have the same policies. Anyone have an idea?
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Are you absolutely sure that a new version is not being created, or are they just not able to SEE the draft versions ?Please post settings for versioning for this Library - there are two settings which dictate this behaviour :-

Document Version History
Specify whether a version is created each time you edit a file in this document library.   Learn about versions.       
        Create a version each time you edit a file in this document library?
       No versioning
       Create major versions
       Example: 1, 2, 3, 4
       Create major and minor (draft) versions
       Example: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.0
        Optionally limit the number of versions to retain:
       Keep the following number of major versions:
       Keep drafts for the following number of major versions:

Draft Item Security
Drafts are minor versions or items which have not been approved. Specify which users should be able to view drafts in this document library.   Learn about specifying who can view and edit drafts.       
        Who should see draft items in this document library?
             Any user who can read items
             Only users who can edit items
             Only users who can approve items (and the author of the item)


We've got this version setting: Create major versions.

Yes, I'm absolutely sure. It is like this:

- Open the document
---> New version

This happens already before closing. Everytime the file gets opened a new version is made. On the picture: after open the file "Aerbzru tu" a new version is made. I may do this x times and everytime a the version number gets increased.

But this happens not on all clients. On some with the same user, the same software versions and with the same file, it doesn't happen. So it's not a user thing. It's very strange, I can't see through. Probably there are metadata that get changed on opening and in cause of this Sharepoint makes a new version?
Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems Admin

if the metadata is changed on opening, and you have versioning enable, then to Sharepoint, its exactly doing whats required (create a new verison when a change is detected)


Yeah, that might be. But:

- Why may it update this metadata without check-out?
- Why does this happen only on a few server? (All those server are leeching the same image every day!)

It's not a user setting. I may login on server X: it doesn't count up. I login on server Z: it counts up. All this on the same file of course.
Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems Admin

check office application setting, esp Macro settings..


So, I took a look in the Database. If I open the file on a server where it counts up on opening:

MetaInfoSize       MetaInfoVersion
477                     115                             --Before Open
475                        113                             --After Open

On a server where it doesn't count up there changes nothing. Which setting do I have to change to prevent the count up?


I disabled all those settings, not only the macro ones. That doesn't affect the behaviour.
We fixed the issue with upgrading our Citrix Provisioning Servers from 5.1 to 6.0.


It wasn't a real SharePoint issue.