Office Web Apps Server 2013 with .NET 4.6+

Problem: When using .NET 4.6+ the Office viewers or op/generate.aspx will not work and give the following “This page can’t be displayed” error. Cause: The new .NET Framework version 4.6 and higher includes a new Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. Solution: A couple of workarounds are detailed here (https://github.com/Microsoft/dotnet/blob/master/docs/testing-with-ryujit.md#net-framework-46—troubleshooting-ryujit) The easiest workaround identified is to use the following registry…

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Office Web Apps 2013 External Users

Hello Everyone, The point of this blog is to help you understand your options when configuring OWA to work with external users. There is one major configuration issue with this, that is that office web app calls need to be passed through, seemingly, without being challenged. In lync 2013 there are articles that talk about the configuration…

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Configure ARR as a reverse proxy for Office Web Apps 2013 external users

With the Application Request Routing service becoming more widely used it was felt that it would be good to touch on how this can be used as a reverse proxy for Office Web App deployments. (this does not cover how to install the ARR software on the server or configuration for external sharepoint use). 1….

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Deploying the Office Web Apps Server 2013 - "Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 Encountered an error during setup"

If you are planning to deploy an Office Web Apps Farm, the following data could be useful for you in case you are encountering the "Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 Encountered an error during setup" error while running the installation package.It specifically happens on virtual environments with Windows Server 2012 (R 2) and the error looks like…


How to use custom fonts with Office Web Apps Server 2013

Scenario You would like to utilize custom fonts with Office Web Apps Server 2013 Resolution We have seen several instances of customers using custom fonts with Office Web Apps Server 2013; here is our compiled list of information surrounding using custom fonts. -Font files must be .otf files.  We have tested extensively with .ttf files…

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Users redirected to wrong OneDrive library

Scenario Users are redirected to the wrong OneDrive site after saving a newly created document in Office Web Apps 2013. Cause We've discussed how the wopisessioncontext cookie works with the Office Web Apps 2013 in the past here… http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_web_apps_server_2013_support_blog/archive/2014/01/22/office-web-apps-2013-web-apps-redirect-to-incorrect-sharepoint-library.aspx In this situation we are seeing users being redirected to the last OneDrive library they visited,…

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Office Web Apps 2013 & VMWare

We have seen a number of issues with Office Web Apps 2013 being installed on a Non-System Drive using VMWare.  There are numerous possible symptoms for this issue, and below is an example of an error you might see in the SharePoint ULS logs.  Here is one example (with ULS entry) of the unusual behavior we are seeing: "Microsoft Word…

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Office Web Apps 2013 - Office Web Apps redirect to incorrect SharePoint library

We have run in to several instances where the Office Web Apps will not redirect back to the expected library. This is caused by a difference in code behind the SharePoint 2010 document library and the SharePoint 2013 document library. ========================================================================================= Here is an example situation in a SharePoint environment which has both 2010 sites, and…

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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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