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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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…


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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Antivirus and Intermittent issues viewing documents with Office Web Apps 2013

Scenario We have seen a number of support incidents with intermittent errors when viewing Office documents using Office Web Apps 2013.  All Office file types are affected, most often PowerPoint and Word.  Often, the same document will display at one time, then throw an error at another.  The errors seen by users are varied and…

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Increasing the size limit of embedded media for the PowerPoint Web App

Increasing the size limit of embedded media for the PowerPoint Web App   Cause: The Office Web Apps Server is limited to 50MB for embedded media in the PowerPoint Web App   Error:   Please be aware that while the following information may resolve your issue, it is not a solution supported by Microsoft. Resolution:…

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Office Web Apps 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Yes, Windows Server 2012 R2 is support as of Office Web Apps 2013 SP1The Planning page TechNet article has been updated to include Windows Server 2012 R2 in the supported OS list. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219435.  There is an important Windows .NET Framework update you need to install for things to run more smoothly, however.  Read on… Problem with Office…

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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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