Friday, April 26, 2013

Your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer windows 2008

Error message
“Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer" when you try to "Open with Explorer" on a SharePoint document library


  • Treid to open in Windows  XP. Works fine.
  • Treid to open in Windows Server 2003, gives error messsage.
  • Treid to open in Windows Server 2008, gives above error message.
  • Removed the ‘s’ from the http protocol.
  • Supplied the correct user name and password.
  • Started the ‘webclient’ service and installed desktop support expirence as a features in Windows server 2008. Still does’t work.


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Applied to:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • SharePoint Server 2010.

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