Having just spent a long time examining the state of a new farm we’ve been working on for demonstrations, I would like to issue a warning…
The Problem: None of the ‘New…’ menu items in our document libraries would work – we were seeing the error message:
‘Edit Document’ requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater.
The Solution: Correcting an error in the
docicon.xml file which lives in
c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\XML
The Cause: Adobe’s documentation for installation of the 64-bit iFilter. We copied and pasted the line from the documentation (yeah, I know, our mistake…) which reads:
<Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf.gif">
Note the lack of the trailing slash, as required by XML the world over. The line should read:
<Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf.gif" />
With some luck this will help others – I spent a long time searching the internet to no avail.