Configure WebReady Document Viewing
Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2
Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23
WebReady Document Viewing lets users access file attachments in Microsoft Office Outlook Web App. Users can access common file types such as Microsoft Word documents without having the application installed.
You can manage WebReady Document Viewing for Outlook Web App in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
When you manage WebReady Document Viewing, you can specify files that you want users to be able to access within Outlook Web App for private and public computers. However, you can't specify individual settings for only private or public computers.
By default, public computer file access isn't enabled for Outlook Web App. Therefore, when users select the This is a public or shared computer option or the This is a private computer option on the Outlook Web App sign-in page, they won't be able to access files attached to e-mail messages.
Looking for other management tasks related to accessing files from Outlook Web App? Check out Managing File and Data Access for Outlook Web App.
You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Outlook Web App virtual directories" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.
In the console tree, navigate to Server Configuration > Client Access.
In the work pane, select owa (Default Web Site), and then, in the action pane, click Properties.
On the Outlook Web App Properties page, click the Private Computer File Access or Public Computer File Access tab.
Under WebReady Document Viewing, select the check box next to Enable WebReady Document Viewing to let users view common file types in Outlook Web App.
To modify the types of files that you want users to be able to view in Outlook Web App, click Supported under WebReady Document Viewing.
On the WebReady Document Viewing Settings page, select the default values or delete one or more of the file types.
Click OK to save your changes.
You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Outlook Web App virtual directories" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.
This example uses the Set-OwaVirtualDirectory cmdlet to prevent users on public computers from downloading files.
Set-OwaVirtualDirectory -identity "owa (Default Web Site)" -WebReadyDocumentViewingPublicComputersEnabled $false
For information about syntax and parameters, see Set-OwaVirtualDirectory.