Outlook 2003 Attachments while connected to Windows 2003 SBS Serve

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  1. Jeff Mack

    Jeff Mack Guest

    I have recently upgraded my infrastructure from Windows 2000 SBS to Windows
    2003 SBS. I have also upgraded to Office 2003 Standard, on a Windows 2000
    PC.

    My Outlook is connected to the Exchange 2003 Server/Mailbox. After
    upgrading to Outlook 2003, I can not edit and save attachments in Outlook.
    When I open the attachment, it display "Read-Only" on the title bar. Prior
    to the upgrades I was able to open an Email attachment, say an Excel
    Spreadsheet, make changes and then save it back to the email. I no longer
    have this ability. I have ensured that it is not a document security setting
    on the attached document.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
    Jeff Mack, Nov 14, 2007
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  2. Jeff Mack

    Claus Guest

    If you turn the reading pane off, do you still have that issue?
     
    Claus, Nov 14, 2007
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  3. Hello Jeff,

    Thank you for posting here.

    From your post, I understand that if you open the attachment directly from
    an email, the file is opened in Read-Only status.

    Actually it is not related to Exchange 2003. It is a by-default behavior in
    Outlook 2003. And we cannot change it.

    It is designed to protect the file from being modified accidently.

    We recommend saving the file first and then edit it.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Manfred Zhuang(MSFT)
    Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    SBS Serve
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    | Subject: Outlook 2003 Attachments while connected to Windows 2003 SBS
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    | Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 17:37:01 -0800
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    | I have recently upgraded my infrastructure from Windows 2000 SBS to
    Windows
    | 2003 SBS. I have also upgraded to Office 2003 Standard, on a Windows
    2000
    | PC.
    |
    | My Outlook is connected to the Exchange 2003 Server/Mailbox. After
    | upgrading to Outlook 2003, I can not edit and save attachments in
    Outlook.
    | When I open the attachment, it display "Read-Only" on the title bar.
    Prior
    | to the upgrades I was able to open an Email attachment, say an Excel
    | Spreadsheet, make changes and then save it back to the email. I no
    longer
    | have this ability. I have ensured that it is not a document security
    setting
    | on the attached document.
    |
    | Any help would be appreciated.
    |
    | Thanks,
    | Jeff
    |
    |
    |
     
    Manfred Zhuang [MSFT], Nov 15, 2007
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  4. Jeff Mack

    Jeff Mack Guest

    Can you refernece a KB article regarding this? This was brought up by upper
    maanagment, and i would like to have Microsoft documentation relating to this
    issue.

    Also, are there any registry settings to override this setting?

    Thank you for your help,
    Jeff Mack
     
    Jeff Mack, Nov 15, 2007
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  5. Hi Jeff,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I am sorry that my first reply is not proper.

    We cannot edit the attachment directly if we open it in the reading pane.

    But if we double click the email and then open the attachment, we can edit
    the attachment directly and then save it.

    For more information, please refer to following KB article:

    An e-mail message attachment opens as read-only if you open the attachment
    in the reading pane in Outlook 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906168

    Based on my research, we cannot change it by editing registry keys.

    If you have further question, please let me know.

    Best regards,

    Manfred Zhuang(MSFT)
    Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

    =====================================================
    This newsgroup only focuses on SBS technical issues. If you have issues
    regarding other Microsoft products, you'd better post in the corresponding
    newsgroups so that they can be resolved in an efficient and timely manner.
    You can locate the newsgroup here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx

    When opening a new thread via the web interface, we recommend you check the
    "Notify me of replies" box to receive e-mail notifications when there are
    any updates in your thread. When responding to posts via your newsreader,
    please "Reply to Group" so that others may learn and benefit from your
    issue.

    Microsoft engineers can only focus on one issue per thread. Although we
    provide other information for your reference, we recommend you post
    different incidents in different threads to keep the thread clean. In doing
    so, it will ensure your issues are resolved in a timely manner.

    For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft CSS directly. Please
    check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.

    Any input or comments in this thread are highly appreciated.
    =====================================================

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    | X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs
    |
    | Can you refernece a KB article regarding this? This was brought up by
    upper
    | maanagment, and i would like to have Microsoft documentation relating to
    this
    | issue.
    |
    | Also, are there any registry settings to override this setting?
    |
    | Thank you for your help,
    | Jeff Mack
    |
    |
    | "Manfred Zhuang [MSFT]" wrote:
    |
    | > Hello Jeff,
    | >
    | > Thank you for posting here.
    | >
    | > From your post, I understand that if you open the attachment directly
    from
    | > an email, the file is opened in Read-Only status.
    | >
    | > Actually it is not related to Exchange 2003. It is a by-default
    behavior in
    | > Outlook 2003. And we cannot change it.
    | >
    | > It is designed to protect the file from being modified accidently.
    | >
    | > We recommend saving the file first and then edit it.
    | >
    | > Thank you for your understanding.
    | >
    | > Best regards,
    | >
    | > Manfred Zhuang(MSFT)
    | > Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support
    | >
    | > Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    | >
    | > =====================================================
    | > This newsgroup only focuses on SBS technical issues. If you have issues
    | > regarding other Microsoft products, you'd better post in the
    corresponding
    | > newsgroups so that they can be resolved in an efficient and timely
    manner.
    | > You can locate the newsgroup here:
    | > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx
    | >
    | > When opening a new thread via the web interface, we recommend you check
    the
    | > "Notify me of replies" box to receive e-mail notifications when there
    are
    | > any updates in your thread. When responding to posts via your
    newsreader,
    | > please "Reply to Group" so that others may learn and benefit from your
    | > issue.
    | >
    | > Microsoft engineers can only focus on one issue per thread. Although we
    | > provide other information for your reference, we recommend you post
    | > different incidents in different threads to keep the thread clean. In
    doing
    | > so, it will ensure your issues are resolved in a timely manner.
    | >
    | > For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft CSS directly.
    Please
    | > check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
    | >
    | > Any input or comments in this thread are highly appreciated.
    | > =====================================================
    | >
    | > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights.
    | > --------------------
    | > | Thread-Topic: Outlook 2003 Attachments while connected to Windows
    2003
    | > SBS Serve
    | > | thread-index: AcgmXtrHD4bxMQInS1eVZJFow+0YQQ==
    | > | X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 207.46.192.207
    | > | From: =?Utf-8?B?SmVmZiBNYWNr?= <>
    | > | Subject: Outlook 2003 Attachments while connected to Windows 2003 SBS
    | > Serve
    | > | Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 17:37:01 -0800
    | > | Lines: 18
    | > | Message-ID: <>
    | > | MIME-Version: 1.0
    | > | Content-Type: text/plain;
    | > | charset="Utf-8"
    | > | Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    | > | X-Newsreader: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000
    | > | Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
    | > | Importance: normal
    | > | Priority: normal
    | > | X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.3790.2992
    | > | Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs
    | > | Path: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
    | > | Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs:75763
    | > | NNTP-Posting-Host: tk2msftibfm01.phx.gbl 10.40.244.149
    | > | X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs
    | > |
    | > | I have recently upgraded my infrastructure from Windows 2000 SBS to
    | > Windows
    | > | 2003 SBS. I have also upgraded to Office 2003 Standard, on a Windows
    | > 2000
    | > | PC.
    | > |
    | > | My Outlook is connected to the Exchange 2003 Server/Mailbox. After
    | > | upgrading to Outlook 2003, I can not edit and save attachments in
    | > Outlook.
    | > | When I open the attachment, it display "Read-Only" on the title bar.
    | > Prior
    | > | to the upgrades I was able to open an Email attachment, say an Excel
    | > | Spreadsheet, make changes and then save it back to the email. I no
    | > longer
    | > | have this ability. I have ensured that it is not a document security
    | > setting
    | > | on the attached document.
    | > |
    | > | Any help would be appreciated.
    | > |
    | > | Thanks,
    | > | Jeff
    | > |
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
     
    Manfred Zhuang [MSFT], Nov 16, 2007
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