SharePoint 2010 has a nice feature called "Document ID". This gives users the ability to open documents using [siteurl]/_layouts/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=[DOCIDHERE]

This works fine, but It always opens the documents in read-only mode. Normally when a word document is opened in read-only, you have a button on top saying "edit document". But using the docidredir.aspx page, this button is not visible in word.

Anyone know how to edit a document this way?


  • I am having the same issue. Have you figured this out?
    – user8082
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 15:33
  • Hi, I have not realy verified the solution, but it might have something todo with the browsers safe zones (u can add sites to a trusted site)... Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:37
  • I have tested this solution and it doesn't work for me. Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 20:55
  • Which solution are you talking about ? Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 17:38

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OK, we have the same issue and the only fix I know of is the following:

Add the following entry into the users registry.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet] "OpenDocumentsReadWriteWhileBrowsing"=dword:00000001

For a large number of users this would need to be done via Group Policy of course.

  • I will look in to thisn, and mark as answer if so. Commented Sep 5, 2012 at 6:39
  • Was this an answer, Frederik? Commented Sep 25, 2014 at 10:36

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