When any of our Windows 7 Pro computers that run Office 2007 Pro attempt to open a Word document that resides in a WSS 2.0 document library by using the drop down menu and selecting "Edit with MS Word", the documents open in read-only. Our work-around
is to save the document locally, modify it, and then save it back to the document library.
We have some Windows XP and Vista systems that run Office 2007 and they are fine and can simply edit the document and save it. We also have a handful of pc's that run Office 2003 and they are not having any issues either.
Things I've tried:
Office 2007 Repair - no luck Office Reinstall - no luck Some registry mod HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12\Internet\OpenDocumentReadWrite=1 (noted on a MSKB article) - no luck and after re-reading the article it clearly states that this will not address content hosted on WSS or SPS sites
Clearing IE temp files, resttting IE to defaults - no luck
Once again, this only seems to happen to Win7Pro pc's that run Office 2007. Honestly, I can't tell if IE8 has anything to do with this.
Any thoughts or help would be extrememly appreciated.