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InfoPath Forms Services forms cannot be filled out in a Web browser (SharePoint Server 2010)

Published: July 8, 2010

Rule Name:   InfoPath form library forms cannot be filled out in a Web browser

Summary:   InfoPath Forms Services users can publish browser-enabled form templates to a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 form library but cannot open the forms in a Web browser.

note Note:

This issue only applies to forms published to form libraries. It does not apply to list forms or to forms that have been uploaded by farm administrators.

Cause:   One or more of the following might be causing this:

  • The Render form templates that are browser-enabled by users check box in Central Administration is cleared.

  • The following Windows PowerShell command has been run: Set-SPInfoPathFormsService -AllowUserFormBrowserRendering $false.

Resolution:   Enable browser rendering of user forms by using Central Administration

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint group.

  2. In Central Administration, on the Home page, click General Application Settings.

  3. On the General Application Settings page, in the InfoPath Forms Services section, click Configure InfoPath Forms Services.

  4. On the Configure InfoPath Forms Services page, in the User Browser-enabled Form Templates section, select the Render form templates that are browser-enabled by users check box.

  5. Click OK at the bottom of the page.

Resolution:   Enable browser rendering of user forms by using Windows PowerShell

  1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin.

  2. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  3. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

  4. Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

  5. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:

    Set-SPInfoPathFormsService -AllowUserFormBrowserRendering $true
    

For more information, see Set-SPInfoPathFormsService.

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