I try to open a word/excel/office document from a SharePoint 2013 server.

Until last week that worked fine, when opening a pptx file in Office Web Applications and then clicked on "Open in PowerPoint", the document opened in MS PowerPoint 2007 (local on my computer) and above the slides, I saw a new menu bar "server presentation" with a large button "check out". I then could check the document in and thus create a new version on the SharePoint server.

Now (since some days) I don't see this "server presentation" menu bar anymore, the office document is saved locally on my computer and not connected to the SharePoint server and its original storage location anymore, so I can not check it out or check it in easily.

This is only the case on my computer, in others, it still works.

Any ideas/suggestions what is the problem?


The problem only seems to occur, when I log in to the network via VPN. When I connected directly to the company network via Ethernet, everything is ok.

  • Did you get an solution to this problem? Dec 2, 2016 at 7:27
  • @brannmar: sorry, I don't remeber as it is very long ago and I could not find anything about that problem or its solution in my notes. :-(
    – mBBe
    Dec 2, 2016 at 12:13


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