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…


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

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…


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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