Deploying Office Web Apps Server 2013 to a security hardened drive

When installing and deploying Office Web Apps 2013 to a security hardened drive, Office Web Apps may not work correctly if there are permissions missing from the security hardened drive. The default location on most systems is the C drive, but some customers may install to non-system drives (such as a D drive, E drive,…


Office Web Apps 2013 SharePoint search previews fails randomly

Issue: Document preview for SharePoint 2013 search and document library's randomly give error "To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document"   Cause: Since our embedded viewer will not actively authenticate users, it depends on the previous authentication info on the same connection. In IE, a new tab or a new window will…

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PerformancePoint 2013 Dashboard Designer fails to start after October 2013 CU

Issue: After the SharePoint 2013 October 2013 cumulative update (CU) the PerformancePoint 2013 dashboard designer fails to start and gives error "Application cannot be started.  Contact the application vendor." Note: We have seen rare circumstances where this issue occurs at later patch levels (post SP1) and is NOT limited to and/or is not fixed by the…

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