I am trying to get SharePoint 2013 Foundation to work with Office Web Apps, but it does not seem to be working.

I followed this guide to get it setup. I have it setup behind a reverse proxy (ISS ARR).

When I attempt to create a document in SharePoint, the default dialog comes up:

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How do I go about debugging this? I'm not really sure where to start -


This is the process that I followed:


The setup involved two servers.

Server I (Office Web Apps)

  • IP:
  • Name: OfficeServer
  • Local: office.domain.local
  • Public: office.domain.com

Server II (SharePoint)

  • IP:
  • Name: ShareServer
  • Local: portal.domain.local
  • Public: portal.domain.com

There is an IIS ARR with a wildcard SSL certificate that sits between both of these servers and the internet. This is used for SSL offloading.

OWA Setup

  1. Prepare OWA Server:

    Add-WindowsFeature Web-Server,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Static-Content,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Security,Web-Filtering,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-App-Dev,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-Asp-Net45,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Includes,InkandHandwritingServices

  2. Install Office Web Apps

  3. Deploy Farm:

    Import-Module OfficeWebApps New-OfficeWebAppsFarm –InternalURL "http://office.domain.local" -ExternalURL "https://office.domain.com" -EditingEnabled:$true -SSLOffloaded

SharePoint Setup

  1. Create Binding

    New-SPWOPIBinding -ServerName office.domain.com Set-SPWOPIZone –zone “external-https” $config = (Get-SPSecurityTokenServiceConfig) $config.AllowOAuthOverHttp = $false $config.Update()

  • You might want to add all the steps you actually followed then providing link to MSDN article, as you might had missed something... anyway try ULS Viewer to find out what's going on behind the scenes when you click on add new document, sharepointbulletin.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/… – Muhammad Raja Feb 25 '14 at 7:16
  • Does it works for viewing documents ? – Muhammad Raja Feb 25 '14 at 7:17
  • @MuhammadRaja - No - when I click on a document it opens in the desktop application - – William Feb 25 '14 at 12:12
  • William, that means web office apps are not working on your server, did you joined your WFE with office web app server using PS – Muhammad Raja Feb 25 '14 at 12:15
  • @MuhammadRaja - See my update for details on my installation - – William Feb 25 '14 at 15:22

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