Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Drag&drop from Outlook 2003 to SharePoint 2003 document library

If you switch a SharePoint document library to explorer view, you can take an email from within Outlook 2003 and drag & drop it immediately inside the document library. There are however some things to watch out for:
  • The file name will be based on the subject in the e-mail message, so if this contains invalid characters you will receive an error

  • I have only seen it working on clients with Windows XP SP2 with Outlook 2003 SP1 - we tried it on a Windows 2000 Professional which also had Outlook 2003 SP1 and this did not work

  • Make sure the WebClient service is running on the client

  • Does anybody have more experience with it or can anybody explain why it doesn't work on the Windows 2000...

    [Listening to: Boys Don't Cry - The Cure - Greatest Hits [Bonus CD] Disc 2 (03:04)]

    1 comment:

    Sig Weber said...

    The SharePoint document library explorer view requires the WebClient service which is only part of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 (disabled by default on the server, though). Hence it does not work with Windows 2000...