Your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer windows 2008 in SharePoint 2010

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In this post we will discuss how to resolve the error “Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer” which comes in SharePoint 2010.

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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

Troubleshooting:
– Tried to open in Windows XP. Works fine.
– Tried to open in Windows Server 2003, gives error messsage.
– Tried 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.

Resolution:
Add https://*.sharepoint.com to Local intranet site

To configure Web browser, open “Internet Options” menu, navigate to the “Security Tab”, and add https://*.sharepoint.com to Local intranet site.

Steps Featuring artcile:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/asiasupp/archive/2011/06/13/error-message-quot-your-client-does-not-support-opening-this-list-with-windows-explorer-quot-when-you-try-to-quot-open-with-explorer-quot-on-a-sharepoint-document-library-in-office-365-site.aspx

Applied to:
– Windows Server 2008
– SharePoint Server 2010.

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