Enabling PDF Previews in Document Libraries with Office Web Apps 2013 in SharePoint 2013 – Open link does not work from preview

Wictor Wilen has written a great blog post about enabling PDF previews in SharePoint 2013 document libraries with Office Web Apps 2013 which can be found here: http://www.wictorwilen.se/sharepoint-2013-enabling-pdf-previews-in-document-libraries-with-office-web-apps-2013 Wictor provides the WSP to provide PDF preview functionality and this works great, but some customers are running into issues when attempting to click "Open" on PDF…

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Office Web Apps 2013 – SharePoint 2013 Information Rights Management (IRM) Protected document libraries preview error

We have been seeing some issues with SharePoint IRM policies applied to a SharePoint document library where users are able to view documents with Office Web Apps 2013, but not edit them.  This is expected behavior: The issue is that when users attempt to preview the documents using Office Web Apps Server 2013, users will be…

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Office Web Apps 2013 – "Sorry, something went wrong"

Issue: You receive "Sorry, something went wrong" when trying to Open/Preview a document in Office Web Apps. Cause: This was caused by being logged onto the server as the System Account. If you collect logs and review them, you will see: Unhandled exception: System.NotSupportedException: Can not create an identity context for system account user token.    …

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How to test viewing Office documents using the Office Web Apps 2013 viewer

In the following blog, I am going help you verify that WAC Server is working via circumventing a WOPI Host (IE ruling SharePoint as the potential culprit).  This is helpful when you want to test Office Web Apps viewing capability independent of SharePoint, Exchange or Lync. Instructions: 1.   By default the Office Web Apps new farm…

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Office Web Apps 2013 – Rebuild your Farm in a few Easy Steps!

Because there is minimal configuration overhead (from an Office Web Apps perspective) and zero data loss, there is little risk to rebuilding a farm.  These steps can be a legitimate part of an action plan for resolving technical issues with Office Web Apps.  1. Take farm offline (if there is a load balancer) 2. Collect…

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