Solved: Cannot access sharepoint portal through Internet Explorer 8 on a machine running Win XP Service Pack 3
I can stay with Firefox, but when I try to edit a shared Word document in Word I get the message "Edit document requires a Windows Sharepoint Services compatible application and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater" We need to edit a shared document/calendar which is uploaded. All I know is we are using Sharepoint 2007 and the version of our site is 18.104.22.16821. Does that mean we have Windows Sharepoint Services SP2 on our Sharepoint server?
When I try Internet Explorer, I cannot log on at all. I get a window which asks for my credentials which I enter, it fails to authenticate me, then shows me the You are not authorized to view this page message. I tried with different computers, but cannot get in using Internet explorer.
What could be the issue?
Our Sharepoint admin does not have time to look into such matters so I am on my own.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.