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    Moodle - when opening a MS Word doc in moodle I get a Windows Security popup

    A bit of a long story - sorry - I will get to the point but some history may help..

    We are running Moodle 1.98 on an Ubuntu server.. this ran out of space so I moved the moodledata folder to another server and mounted the share - I entered the path to that in the config.php

    Afeter that move - the sessions weren't working right and any attempted login gave the 'cookies must be enabled' warning and failed.. I checked permissions and gave 777 on the sessions folder, but no luck!

    In the moodle config.php - I added the line

    $CFG->respectsessionsettings = true;

    and users could again login..

    unfortunately when users attempt to open a Word document (but not PDF) from within the moodle site they get a popup 'Windows Security' asking for credentials, if this is cancelled, the document opens..

    I did manage to stop that happening by adding the line

    $CFG->usesid = true;

    as the last line of config.php before the ?>

    However that introduced another error that going to the moodle.oursite.org logon page gives a 500 Server error - but the site is visible after a reload/refresh..

    Any suggestions how I may get rid of the annoying windows security popup?

    Many thanks..

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    I can't give you the answer but we to had a similar problem. I put it down to moving to Windows 7.

    The problem seems to be much less now

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    We have moved to W7 too.. but I suspect the answer lies somewhere in how moodle does it's sessions.. especially as I can make the problem go away by adding

    $CFG->usesid = true;

    to the config.php - only for that to cause a 500 server error message until the web browser is refreshed..

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    Hmmm interesting!

    We are having this issue aswell.

    I wonder if its an IE setting?

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    We did this:

    Moodle.org: Modules and plugins

    It now presents an option - open or download when a document is selected..

    Hope this helps somebody else..



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